Italian Sausage-Stuffed Squash Recipe

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Italian Sausage-Stuffed Squash Recipe
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Italian Sausage-Stuffed Squash Recipe

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From Troy, Ontario, Ruth Lee writes, "A neighbor gave me this recipe and was so enthusiastic about it, I had to try it. This is absolutely the best way I know to serve acorn squash."
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 Italian sausage link, casing removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place cut side down in a microwave-safe 11x7-in. baking dish. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large skillet; add the onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Turn squash cut side up. Stuff with sausage mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sausage-Stuffed Squash in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 270 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein.

  • 1 medium acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 Italian sausage link, casing removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place cut side down in a microwave-safe 11x7-in. baking dish. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large skillet; add the onion, green pepper and garlic. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Turn squash cut side up. Stuff with sausage mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sausage-Stuffed Squash in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p39

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