Friday, January 20, 2012

Sausage stuffed Acorn Squash

I got this recipe off of Fast Paleo and had to modify it just a tad, because I didn't have the celery in the fridge. It was so awesome, that I have decided to make again tonight!

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 celery rib, 1/2 red onion, 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 sprigs rosemary

  • For my recipe with the modification. I didn't use celery, I had a sweet yellow onion that I needed to use up, I used breakfast sausage and I used 1 tbsp of dry rosemary, because I didn't have fresh. Other then that, I had everything in the house. :)

    1. Pre heat oven to 400. Cut squash in half length wise and scoop out the seeds. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sage to taste.
    2. Use 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil. Brush or spoon coconut oil into each half of squash. Roast for 60 minutes.
    3. While squash is roasting, melt remaining 2 Tbsp. coconut oil in a pan over medium heat and brown the sausage. Remove sausage from pan and let cool in a mixing bowl. Leave the fat in the pan.
    4. Finely dice the onion, celery and garlic and saute over medium heat for a few minutes– until they are softened. Add some salt and pepper. Then add the chopped apples and saute for a couple more minutes.
    5. Remove from heat and add to the mixing bowl with the sausage. Allow to cool.
    6. When sausage and vegetable mixture are cool enough to handle, add egg and almond or flax meal. Chop rosemary finely and add as well. Mix with your hands (I’m sure I don’t need to tell you to wash them first, right?) until well combined.
    7. After an hour, remove squash from the oven. Divide the stuffing among the 4 halves– the stuffing should be mounded– and bake for another 20 minutes.
    8. To avoid scorching the roof of your mouth… like I did… you should be patient and let it cool for a bit before you stuff it into your mouth eat it! Enjoy.

    My family loved this! The kids weren't to keen on the squash, but the stuffing part of it they loved. I had a little bit of the stuffing left over after filling the acorn squash and that's what I fed to the kids along with some pork chops. :) It was awesome!!

    Hope you enjoy, Till next time...

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