Make Ahead Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Make Ahead Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Prep Time

< 30 minutes


Total Time

< 90 minutes

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Per Serving


4 acorn squash, halved and seeded

1 (8-ounce) package BUTTERBALL® All-Natural Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles

1 cup cornbread stuffing mix

½ cup chopped yellow onion

½ cup chopped celery

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage

¾ cup low-sodium chicken or turkey broth

¼ cup unsalted butter


  • 1.
    Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2.
    Place squash, cut side down, on prepared baking sheet.
  • 3.
    Bake until squash begins to soften, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • 4.
    In a medium bowl, combine sausage, stuffing mix, onion, celery, garlic, Italian seasoning, and sage. Add broth and stir until combined. Let stand for at least 5 minutes.
  • 5.
    Turn squash to cut side up and fill each with ⅓ cup sausage mixture. Top each with ½ tablespoon butter.
  • 6.
    Return to oven and bake squash until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes more.
  • 7.
    To reheat, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake filled squash, covered, until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes. Uncover and bake until filling has crisped slightly, 5 to 10 minutes more.
  • 8.
    Tip: This dish can be frozen up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake according to the reheat instructions.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving

Total Fat9g
Trans Fat0g
Saturated Fat4g
Dietary Fiber4g