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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is the perfect, nutrient-dense, fall recipe for the whole family!

Ingredients

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  • 4 med.-large Acorn Squashes
  • 1 Pound Ground Turkey (omit for vegetarian or vegan, and replace with more mushrooms)
  • 1 med. Sweet Onion
  • 2 Cups Sliced Portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 Apple (I used honeycrisp)
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries 
  • 1/2 tsp Sage
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel + more to taste
  • 1.5 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 400º F. Place acorn squash on a non-toxic baking sheet (such as one from Pampered Chef).
  2. Place acorn squash in the oven for approx. 35 minutes, or until flesh is tender, and easy to slice.
  3. While baking, slice onions, mushrooms, apples, and celery. Set aside.
  4. On a non-toxic skillet (such as Xtrema), fry up ground turkey (I use avocado oil) until thoroughly cooked, and crisp if preferred. Remove from skillet, and set aside. 
  5. In the same pan used to cook the turkey, add in onions, mushrooms, apples, and celery, and saute until tender and crisp. Add in dried cranberries, and cooked turkey, and coat in sage, fennel, and Himalayan pink salt. 
  6. Once acorn squash are finished cooking, remove from the oven, and carefully slice in half (squash may release a lot of steam, so proceed with caution). Using a fork, remove seeds, and toss, or save for roasted seeds. 
  7. Fill each acorn squash half with stuffing, and place back in the 400º F oven for an additional 20 minutes.
  8. Remove, and serve warm!