In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary Magner tucks a flavorful sausage mixture into colorful acorn squash halves. Cooking the squash in the microwave means this entree is done in minutes. “I like to use maple-flavored bulk pork sausage,” Mary notes.
Relates Susan Reynolds of Livermore, Colorado, "One of my husband's favorite foods is acorn squash. I had an abundance of zucchini and acorn squash, so I put together this concoction. He pronounced it 'perfect'!"
I won a first-place trophy with this recipe in a cook-off in 1981. I've made it for family and guests many times since. Each squash has a shiny glaze on top, which makes this a spectacular-looking dish!
I have served this variation of squash often. It's a nice side dish, especially appropriate in the fall— or it can be used for a main luncheon dish. If you prepare your squash ahead and freeze it, it takes very little time to put this recipe together.
I love to fix acorn squash this way. It's pretty and impressive to serve, a tasty combination of fruit and vegetable and my favorite side dish when I make meat loaf. My husband, who was a "meat and potatoes" man when we were married, requests this dish often.
My husband is retired, so we do quite a bit of traveling. I like to cook, travel and add to my collection of fund-raiser cookbooks. I have one from every state except Vermont!—Jean Gaines, Bullhead City, Arizona