Apple Sausage-Stuffed Squash Recipe
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Apple Sausage-Stuffed Squash Recipe

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Acorn squash makes a fitting bowl for the flavorful apple, pork and cheese stuffing in this recipe from Carol Meyskens of Oregon, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 6 ounces bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery, optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled tart apple
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup diced process cheese (Velveeta)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 452 calories, 28 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 169 mg cholesterol, 800 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 16 g protein.


  1. Cut squash in half; remove seeds. Place cut side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook the sausage, celery if desired and onion over medium heat, until meat is no longer pink. Add apple; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Drain.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, egg and sour cream until smooth; stir into sausage mixture.
  4. Turn squash over; sprinkle cut sides with salt. Stuff with sausage mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the stuffing reads 160°. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sausage-Stuffed Squash in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p19

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Great way to stuff squash. I used Italian turkey sausage and reduced fat cheese to make it a little healthier. Comfort food on a cold day."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"This is a terrific way to use up squash. I've used both delicate and sweet dumpling to make this dish."

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"I love apple, I love sausage, and I love acorn squash. But all together this recipe wasn't good at all. It took at least 50% longer to cook than the recipe indicated and it just tasted odd."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"My husband turned up his nose after reading the recipe, but now asks for it again and again! Even our picky eater enjoys it!"

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"This is my favorite stuffed acorn squash recipe. I have been making it a few times each autumn since I saw the recipe in the ToH magazine."

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