5 from 1 vote
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Sausage, apple and rosemary stuffed acorn squash. Only 10 ingredients! Gluten Free + Paleo + Dairy Free Option
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Sarah
  • 3 acorn squash
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 1/2 pound Italian Sausage
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • salt & pepper for seasoning squash
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C and move an oven rack to the bottom 1/3 of the oven.
  2. Cut the acorn squash in half by cutting from the stem to the tip. Cut the squash through the middle until you reach the stem and then use your hands to pull the squash apart. Scoop the seeds out in the middle and save for roasting or discard.
  3. Place the squash cut side up on an oven safe cooling rack on a cookie sheet. Drizzle the squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter and use your fingers to rub the oil/butter all over the surface. Sprinkle both sides of the squash with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes. When the edges are slightly caramelized and you can poke a knife through the squash easily it's done.
  4. About halfway through the squash roasting time start working on the sausage filling. In a large skillet heat the remaining olive oil on a medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add the diced celery and continue sautéing for another 3-4 minutes. Once both the onions and celery are soft, add the sausage. Use a wooden spoon to break up the sausage into smaller pieces and mix with the celery and onions. When the sausage has browned add rosemary and nutmeg and stir to combine. Add the chopped apple and gently mix everything together. If the squash is still cooking at this point cover the sausage mixture to keep warm and set aside until it's ready.
  5. Once the acorn squash is soft and caramelized, pull them out of the oven and spoon the sausage mixture into the hollowed centers. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 squash)
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Potassium 1010mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 18.9%
Vitamin C 36.5%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 12.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.