Spicy Stuffed Acorn Squash

With fall comes a bounty of fall/winter squash. Acorn squash is the star of today's recipe! With it's mello flavor, it is the perfect "bowl" to serve a spicy sausage, black beans and 7 grain pilaf!  This would make a great vegetarian dish by adding in tvp/soy crumbles in place of the sausage, or just leaving it out all together.

I think I'll try playing with this in the crock pot w/out precooking the squash next time. Anyone have thoughts on this?

Spicy Stuffed Acorn Squash

Serves 4

2 acorn squash.(one for every two people)
7 grain pilaf (I used Kashi brand) (or substitute rice)
1 (15 oz) can tomatoes w/ green chili's drained
1 lb. sausage (mild or spicy) cooked, crumbled, and drained
1  (16 oz) can black beans drained & rinsed
1/4 cup shredded cheese

Cut open acorn squash across the middle so you have them like little "bowls".
Scoop out the seeds and "guts".

If "Bowls" don't sit flat, cut a small piece off the bottom so it'll sit flat.
Microwave the acorn squash for approx. 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Start cooking the 7 grain pilaf according to microwave directions. (or stove top but takes longer)
Cook, crumble and drain grease from sausage.
In large bowl mix together cooked sausage, 7 grain pilaf, drained beans, drained tomatoes and mix well.

Preheat oven to 350 °.
Place acorn squash on baking sheet.
Divide the sausage mixture evenly and stuff into the center of each squash.

Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 15-20 minutes until squash is completely tender and cheese is melted.

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  1. I absolutely love stuffed squash! I tend to make mine with bread but this looks delicious!

    1. yum, on the bread crumbs! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Congratulations - you are one of our featured guests this week at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! This dish looks amazing!

    Would love for you to share our badge as well as your latest creation this week! :-)

    Create With Joy

    1. thanks so much! I am thrilled! I will pop over and grab the badge and post it! What a nice surprise!

  3. These look so yummy and I love the idea of using the squash for the bowl. I will be waiting to see how the crock pot version comes out. Thank you so much for linking up to the Country Fair Blog Party!

  4. Jan, this looks fantastic! I have never had stuffed squash and now I want to try it. :) Checking out all of the posts from the Country Fair Blog party on a very rainy day here in MO.


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