Thursday, October 18, 2012

HARVEST STUFFED ACORN SQUASH - SWEET AND SAVORY

I love this recipe for 3 reasons.  First, it is seriously delicious, second, you cook it in the microwave, so it's fast (ready in 30 minutes) and third, even my 5 year old grandson loves it!  (If you can get a 5 year old to eat squash that isn't sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon, you're doing pretty good!!)
Oh, and did I mention that it's pretty???
This recipe calls for 2 medium sized acorn squash, but I used the little ones because everyone likes to have their own!
Here's what you need to make these:
 2 medium or 2-4 small acorn squash
1 lb pork sausage
1/2 C chopped onion
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
1 C Fresh spinach*, finely chopped
1 1/2 C soft Italian Style bread crumbs
1/2-1 C dried cranberries
(*trimmed kale or chard would work in this recipe too)
 Cut squash in half; remove and discard seeds.  Place cut side down in a microwave-safe dish.  Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, brown sausage and onion in skillet; drain.  In a large bowl, beat egg and milk.  Stir in spinach, bread crumbs, cranberries and sausage mixture.
Turn squash cut side up and fill with mixture.  Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

  I like to serve this with fried apples, tossed salad and a hard roll.
It's the perfect fall dinner!

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31 comments:

  1. Oh my yumminess, Danni! This looks so good! I will be making this....maybe even for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the great share! Pinned!

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  2. Oh YUM! I love any kind of squash, spinach, and cranberries so this is a must try recipe. I can easily see this becoming a new favorite! Thanks Danni!

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  3. Sounds so yummy! Thanks Danni for the recipe!

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  4. I'm saving this recipe! It is so much easier than the ones I've made in the past...in the oven. We love Fall squash. We bought some Butternut squash soup at Earth Fare yesterday! YUMO! And congrats on winning the giveaway at Della's! What fun!

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  5. We don't have acorn squash here, but it does look pretty and I bet it tastes so good! PS: Good call with the microwave!

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    1. We've got butternut squash and zucchini here - they melt in the mouth!

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  6. Oh yeah, I am totally going to make this. Looks sooo good. I love squash. The weens don't...but maybe I can convince them. Thanks for the yumminess.

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  7. I looked at your photo {to see what is an acorn squash} it looks different than our gem squash but when I googled it, it says same species! I am sure the gem squash will work here ;-)

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  8. Yum that dose sound wonderful I just love squash. Can I come over for dinner one day?

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  9. It sounds like a perfect fall recipe! And made in the microwave oven! Alex will eat sweet potato but not squash. I'll have to try it out on him and see what happens! Great recipe Danni.

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  10. Yum! Can I come over for dinner. That looks delicious. Seriously, it is the perfect fall recipe.

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  11. Oh Yummy! That looks so nice. Microwaved - love it! Pinning this for Autumn

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  12. Looks tasty - I'm going to give it a try!

    My 14-year-old daughter is off to a birthday party tonight where they're taking the girls to a "haunted" corn maze after dark - made me think of you. What scary fun!

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  13. I have never seen a recipe like this - ever. I am going to show my mom...she will love to make that. Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading my misspelled words...ugh! I just read it through again. Have a fun night.

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  14. That looks and sounds wonderful, perfect for a fall meal. I will have to try that, I love all the ingredients, so it has to be delicious.

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  15. I never know what to make with squash. thanks so much for the inspiration! And seeing that it contains sausage, my family might even try it...
    hugs to you

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  16. Oh how I wish we got squash here!!!! I miss it. We used to get Gem Squash in SA - its my all time favourite vegetable. We get imports now and again but I really cant pay $4 a squash. I would love to try this xxx

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  17. Yum! I have family coming into town next month. This is going to be one of those great meals. Thanks Danni! I will cook mine in the oven...too many to make in the microwave.

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  18. This looks absolutely delicious and a brand new recipe for me to try - never heard of it!!!
    THanks!

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  19. Danni this looks so good. I've been in a "don't feel like cookin' mood lately but this just might pull out of it ;-)
    JoAnn

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  20. This does look both pretty and delicious. I am definitely pinning this and trying it. Thanks so much for the share and nice pic!!

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  21. This looks delicious! Love how pretty it looks also! Would love for you to join our Foodie Friends Friday linky party tomorrow! Come on over, we have a great giveaway also!

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  22. I have never eaten acorn squash, I have only used it for decoration. This looks very good. I will definitely try it. Thanks so much for sharing it on "I Gotta Try That Monday" linky party. Have a great day!
    Marcie

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  23. I would love if you would share your quick and healthy squash meal on foodie friday today.

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  24. Hi Dani! Looks delicious!
    I would like to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/clever-chicks-blog-hop-5-happy-hen.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  25. Yum! Looks very good and healthy too. I've pinned this as well - thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.

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  26. I have this one pinned for fall. Love acorn squash and never saw it done this way. Thanks!

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  27. I have this one pinned for fall. Love acorn squash and never saw it done this way. Thanks!

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