Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
Acorn squash gets the sweet and savory treatment when stuffed with sausage, onion, spinach and cranberries to make this cozy main dish. Cooking the squash in the microwave is an easy solution for a busy weeknight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Prep Time 30 min
Yield 4 servings.


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk


  1. Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash in a microwave-safe dish, cut side down. Microwave, covered, on high until tender, 10-12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and crumble sausage with onion over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Remove from heat; stir in spinach, cranberries and bread crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and milk; add to sausage mixture and toss until moistened.
  3. Turn over squash; fill with sausage mixture. Microwave, covered, until a thermometer inserted in stuffing reads 165°, 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed squash half: 485 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 843mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein.