Acorn Cabbage Bake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
- 2 large acorn squash
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium apple, chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 pound pork sausage, cooked and drained
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
- Cut squash in half; remove seeds. Place with cut side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Add 1/2 in of water to pan. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until tender. Cool; scoop out pulp (should have about 4 cups).
- In a large skillet, saute the cabbage, onion and apple in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the sausage, salt, sage, thyme and pepper. Remove from the heat; add squash. Place in a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 148 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.
Nov 11, 2011
If you're not a hard core squash lover, as my family is not, make sure to cut the squash into very small cubes and salt it a bit before adding it to the other ingredients so it won't taste quite as "squashy". But I loved the combination of flavors and my family liked it too. I will make this again, but next time I think I'd like to add more apple, more cabbage, and a bit less squash. I didn't have almonds on hand, so I used walnuts, which were very good with this.