These Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash are the perfect appetizer for the holidays or get together, sure to leave your taste buds singing!Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients:

  • 3 Acorn Squash, halved
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 lb Ground Sausage
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Large Celery Stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 Apples, diced
  • ½ tsp sage
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 cup Parmasean Cheese, divided

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Using a sharp knife cut off each end of the acorn squash removing as little as possible, then cut in half.
  • Spoon out seeds.
  • Brush olive oil inside and on top of Acorn Squash.
  • Sprinkle Salt and Pepper over Acorn Squash to taste.
  • Bake for 40 minutes to an hour depending on size of your squash until tender and you can pierce with a fork, but still holding it’s shape.
  • While the squash is baking begin sautéing the sausage for about 5 minutes, drain and pat dry with a paper towel to remove as much grease as possible, but don’t discard grease in the pan.
  • Using the grease from the sausage add your onions and celery to the pan and sauté for another 2-3 minutes until it starts to brown. (add olive oil if necessary)
  • Add apples and sauté for another 2 minutes or until softened.
  • Stir in sage and bread crumbs.
  • Add ¾ cup parmesan cheese and stir until cheese begins to melt. Set aside.
  • Once squash has finished baking and reached desired tenderness spoon in meat mixture until the squash is filled.
  • Return to the oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes depending on size of squash.
  • Remove from oven and top with remaining parmesan cheese.

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