Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
This Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is filled with hearty ingredients like sausage, kale & walnuts. Makes a wonderful dish for entertaining or even healthy meal prep!
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Every time I walk past the seasonal squash display in the produce section I have to grab a couple of something. Until I cooked up this Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe a couple of weeks ago my counter was filled with a family of acorn squash, delicata squash and old reliable, spaghetti squash. It’s a good thing they have a pretty decent counter life because I’ve been more of a collector than a cooker lately so it took some time to finally getting around to baking them up.
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the acorn squash though. I have prepared Stuffed Acorn Squash before and I absolutely love it. This stuffing is filled with crumbled Italian chicken sausage, kale, walnuts and grated Parmesan cheese – so simple and so delicious when you scoop up a bite with the sweet squash. Sausage and kale are a match made in heaven and adding crunchy walnuts to the mix just put it over the top. I’m very texture driven so I loved the crunch from the walnuts, along with the earthy nutty flavor.
Preparing this dish is pretty easy. I start with roasting the acorn squash in the oven while I cook the stuffing on the stovetop. You can always roast the squash ahead and just keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook the entire meal.
This could easily be a hearty dinner for your family or one to make for easy entertaining during the next few weeks of the holiday season. It makes for a beautiful presentation and your dinner guests will be impressed for sure! The recipe can easily doubled for a larger group.You could also do what I did and use it as a way to meal prep and eat for lunch and dinner throughout the week. This time of year our evenings are all over the place so it was a nice meal for me to personally look forward on the nights that I wasn’t planning on cooking a family dinner. I also enjoyed this Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe for lunch 2 days which was an absolute treat. It’s so simple to reheat in the microwave for about 3 minutes.
Did you know?
- The skin of acorn squash is edible so if you didn’t see a heavy coating of wax on it when you bought it and washed it well before roasting it then dig in and and enjoy.
- Walnuts are the oldest known tree food (!!) and most common nut used in America. I always like to add walnuts to my dishes because they are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and magnesium (and they taste good!).
- All of Fisher Nuts are fresh out of their shells, preservative free and non-GMO (and are now available on Amazon!).
If you are looking for some new recipes to serve over the holiday, try these Gingerbread Spiced Nuts, Walnut and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms and Apple, Celery and Nut Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette.
Want more acorn squash recipes?
Try this Roasted Acorn Squash with Smoked Paprika and Roasted Acorn Squash Bolognese.Print
Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
This Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is filled with hearty ingredients like sausage, kale & walnuts. Makes a great dish for entertaining or healthy meal prep!
- 2 acorn squash
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- coarse salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 lb Italian chicken or turkey sausage, removed from casings
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 1/2 cup Fisher Chopped Walnuts
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Carefully cut each acorn squash into even halves and remove seeds with spoon. Place on baking sheet. Drizzle and brush with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper into each half and place in oven for 20 minutes.
- In a large nonstick skillet, brown Italian chicken or turkey sausage until cooked through about 7 minutes. Add kale and cook until wilted about 3-4 minutes. Stir in chopped walnuts and turn off heat.
- Spoon sausage, kale and walnut mixture into each acorn squash half. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and bake for 10 minutes.
Keywords: acorn squash, stuffed squash, sauasage
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I love fall flavors, I can’t get enough. I love your stuffed squash!
YUM! Yours turned out looking incredible! I am loving acorn squash right now- can’t get enough. Thanks for all the shout outs.
Looks yum Aggie! I need to head over to mom & dads and raid their winter squash! 🙂
I’ve never had acorn squash. How does it taste? Like summer squash? Looks great and really good for you.
I love acorn squash – well, actually I love all winter squash! The sweet, nutty flavor is perfect for pairing with spicy/savory or sweet or even sharp flavors. I love your version of stuffed squash! I did one last week with quinoa, apples and pecans, and I’m trying a southwestern version tonight with black beans, corn, and poblano chicken sausage.
holy cow…that looks amazing!!
I’m a huge fan of Delicata squash as well as acorn squash. The recipes looks great … I especially like the addition of kale (it’s oh-so healthy)!
I was just telling Michael last night how we needed to try cooking something w. acorn squash! This looks soo good!
Geeze… I am such a sucker for “squarsh”… and ground turkey… and Panko. This looks awesome!
Mmmmn! This looks great! I was in Naples this past weekend and it was a bit chilly in the morning but great weather especially compared to what NJ had.
I love squash in the fall. This is a great recipe that I might make for Thanksgiving dinner. Not only will it look great it will be a tasty addition to our table.
Thanks for sharing your great recipes!
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OH Gosh.. this is orgasmic… Acorn squash has DELISH sweet notes… and the stuffing… Impressive….. p.s. No Macy’s here, but I do use an expat service though….. a few times a year….
Yum!!! Acorn squash is one of my absolute favorites! Thank you soooo much for posting this recipe!
This is just the season for so many winter squash. Delicious!
I can’t wait to try this… I love stuffed acorn squash and I’m yet to find a great recipe.
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I may try this with Carnival Squash. It looks great!
My mom makes stuffed squash all the time and we just adore it! I think she’d really like a new recipe so I’m gonna bring her this one.. considering all the awesome reviews on this one I’m sure it’ll be a hit!
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I just made this for dinner and it was delicious! Great recipe! Will definitely be making it again.
I made this recipe for the first and last time. I’m usually quite pleased with several new and exciting recipes I find on the web..unfortunately this one was not received well by several people the taste of the combination of fennel and poultry seasoning lacted apeal and didn’t come across as an item that would be requested a second time.
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The dish sounds good except the amount of fennel sounds about twice what it should be
I would definitely cut it back to your tastes!
I can’t wait to make this ASAP! Looks so good, Aggie!
It looks incredible! I love acorn squash – def bookmarking this!
This looks incredible – love cozy meals like this for winter.
That stuffing is to.die.for. What a fabulous way to enjoy squash—such amazing flavors and textures!!!
This looks so healthy, filling and good!
I lovelovelove stuffed acorn squash!! Fisher makes the best nuts, so I am going to have to try this!
Stuffed squash is one of my favorites! I love the addition of walnuts here!
We are on an acorn squash kick here!! This looks so good Aggie!
I love acorn squash and thus, this is a recipe I have to try as soon as possible, Aggie. I’ve never tried to stuff it so I found your post very enlightening. 🙂
The filling is so flavorful and delicious! Perfect kind of comfort food!
I couldn’t find acorn squash in my local market so I made this with spaghetti squash. Delicious!!! I can’t wait for acorn squash to be in season here to try it with that!
awesome, thank you – what a perfect substitution!! I love the fall and winter squash seasons!
I came across your recipe looking for something to do with the squash on my counter. I used almonds instead of walnuts, and mixed greens (because I’d run out), but it was really delicious – thank you 🙂
Excellent recipe.Will try this dish at the weekend.