Acorn Squash with Sausage

“I usually see sweet recipes for acorn squash. I like this one because it uses the squash as a main dish. This is warm and filling, perfect for an autumn day. This recipe came from Colorado Collage.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put squash halves, cut side down, in microwave-safe dish.
  2. Add 1/4 inch water.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Cook on high for 15-20 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork.
  5. (Or bake in 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes.) In large skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat.
  6. Add onion and mushrooms.
  7. Cook 5 minutes.
  8. Add bell pepper and garlic.
  9. Cook 1 minute.
  10. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon.
  11. Drain on paper towels.
  12. Discard drippings.
  13. In same skillet, brown and crumble sausage over medium-high heat.
  14. Drain.
  15. Add onion mixture and bread cubes.
  16. Season with pepper to taste.
  17. Reduce heat to medium.
  18. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  19. Remove squash from microwave, carefully removing plastic wrap.
  20. Turn squash cut sides up.
  21. Spoon 1/4 of sausage mixture into each squash half.
  22. Top with parmesan.
  23. Serve immediately.

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