Acorn Squash with Apple and Sausage–Recipe

Honey Bear Winter Squash

Here’s a tasty recipe that Lisa shared with the CSA last year!  A good use of the Acorn Squash!  We have Honey Bear acorn squash (pictured above), onion, and celery at Bee Healthy–I think Janet at Bee Healthy may have some healthy sausage, too.

Acorn Squash with Apple and Sausage–

Ingredients:
2 Small Honey Bear Acorn Squash (or 1 Large Acorn)
1 Chopped Onion
2 Chopped Stalks Of Celery
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Fresh Rosemary
3 Chopped Cloves Of Garlic
1/2 lb Sausage
1 Chopped Apple
1 Cup Of Panko Breadcrumbs
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Using a sharp knife cut off the very top and bottom of each squash to create a flat base on each side (being careful not to cut through the center cavity). Slice the squash in half, scrape out seeds to create individual bowls for the stuffing. Drizzle each squash half with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast in a preheated oven at 400˚F (200˚C) for 40-50 minutes – or until fork tender. 

While squash is roasting – in a large fry pan over medium heat – heat oil and add onion, celery, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Cook until onions begin to soften. Add garlic and sausage, until sausage is browned on all sides. Add apple until slightly softened. Finally mix in Bread Crumbs and Parmesan cheese just until incorporated. Remove from heat. 

Once Squash has finished roasting (when you can easily poke it with a fork) remove from oven and fill each with prepared stuffing mixture. Return to oven for 20 minutes – adding a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to the top for the final 5 minutes. 

Enjoy!

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