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Apple Sausage-Stuffed Squash

 Apple Sausage-Stuffed Squash
Acorn squash makes a fitting bowl for the flavorful apple, pork and cheese stuffing in this recipe from Carol Meyskens of Oregon, Wisconsin.
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, egg and sour cream until smooth;
  • stir into sausage mixture.
  • 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.

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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.