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  • Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
 
  • Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
 

Sausage StuffedAcorn Squash

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
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  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time40 mins
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodHickory

When you’re stuck in a rut with weeknight meals, shake it up & try our delicious grilled squash stuffed with savory sausage, herbs, & vegetables.

Ingredients

Squash:

  • 2 acorn squash, cut in half
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • Smoked paprika

Stuffing:

  • 1 lb turkey sage sausage or Italian sausage
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (optional)

Squash:

  • 2 acorn squash, cut in half
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • Smoked paprika

Stuffing:

  • 1 lb turkey sage sausage or Italian sausage
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (optional)

Preparation

Scrape out and clean the seeds out of the acorn squash.

Start the Traeger on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (about 5 minutes). Preheat to High heat, lid closed, for about 15 minutes.

Place the squash halves cut side up on a baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tbsp. olive oil, and season with 1 tsp. of the salt and the pepper and sprinkle with the smoked paprika.

Place the squash on the Traeger and roast for 30 to 35 minutes, or until golden around the edges and a knife can be inserted easily into the flesh.

Stuffing: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour in the remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil.

When hot, add the turkey sausage, making sure to leave large chunks. Let the chunks brown, then turn and cook through, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

Drain the oil from the sausage and in the same pan melt the butter over medium-high heat.

Add the red, yellow and jalapeno peppers and onion and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, until the onions are soft and the peppers are still a little al dente.

Add in the cabbage and cook until it starts to color and wilt, about 4 minutes. Add the turkey back in along with the garlic.

Cook for 2 to 4 minutes more to blend the flavors.

Remove from the heat and add in the chopped parsley. Add salt, pepper and smoked paprika as needed.

Take the squash halves and divide the turkey mixture among the squash halves.

Cut the cream cheese into 1/2-inch cubes and evenly distribute it over the top of the stuffed acorn squash halves.

Put the acorn squash back on the Traeger and cook for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.

Garnish with a bit of parsley and serve immediately. Enjoy!

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time15 mins
  • Cook time40 mins
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodHickory

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