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Sausage & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Source: The Messy Baker


Serves
4
Prep
15 mins
Cook
50 mins
Sausage & Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients



  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ pound pork sausage

  • ½ cup onion, diced

  • ¼ cup celery, finely diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

  • ½ cup diced apple

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa

  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper


Directions



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.


  1. Drizzle acorn squash halves with ½ tablespoon olive oil per squash half. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Roast for 45 minutes, or until the squash is fork tender.


  1. While the squash is cooking, heat a large sauté pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the sausage and brown. Add the onion, celery, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is tender and translucent.


  1. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped thyme and rosemary. Stir in the quinoa, apples, and dried cranberries. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Scoop the mixture into the roasted acorn squash halves. Top with parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes.


  1. Serve hot.


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