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Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Are you looking for a dish that will impress your guests? Here at Sharp, we love trying new and delicious recipes. Lucky for you,  we partnered with Michelle Miller of Sunkissed Kitchen to make the search easier. From dinner to dessert and everything in between, we have you covered. This Stuffed Acorn Squash dish is the perfect addition to make your next dinner party simply better!

 

Ingredients for Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash from Sunkissed KitchenWhat You’ll Need:

  • Acorn Squash
  • Avocado Oil
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Green Apples
  • Spicy Italian Sausage (use your favorite sausage here!)
  • Cranberries
  • Chicken Broth
  • Herbs to garnish (I use parsley and fresh thyme)

 

How to cook Stuffed Acorn Squash in a Sharp Wall Oven

Acorn squash is simple to prepare. Its flesh is thin, and the peel is ribbed, so it’s not squash you should try to peel. Simply cut it in half, remove the seeds, season it, and bake it. Once it’s cooked, it’s creamy and soft and will spoon out of the peel easily. It takes a while to bake, so pre-bake it prior to adding the stuffing, then return it to the oven to quickly heat the two together and allow the stuffing to brown.

Acorn Squash on a Sharp Cooktop

I used my Sharp Induction Cooktop for the sausage stuffing, and then Sharp European Convection Wall Oven to bake the squash and cook the stuffed acorn squash.

These two make a stunning combination and make preparing healthy meals a breeze. The appliances have a wide range of features, from smart timers, to pre-programmed cooking settings. The oven can be used for convection baking (which I use when making things like roasted vegetables), or on standard bake settings.

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How to Make Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Step 1: First, cut the acorn squash in half, and remove the seeds with a spoon.

Step 2: Add the squash to a lined baking pan, and spray them with avocado oil, then generously season them with salt and pepper. Bake the squash for 40 minutes, until soft and creamy.

Step 1 shows cutting the squash and removing the seeds, and step 2 shows seasoning the squash with oil and salt and pepper.

 

Step 3: In a skillet, add the avocado oil, onion, celery, garlic, and green apple. Saute the mixture over medium heat for about 12 minutes, until the veggies have softened.

Step 4: Add the sausage, and continue to cook the mixture, breaking up the sausage and allowing it to brown. Once the sausage has browned, add the cranberries and chicken stock.

Step 3 shows sauteing the onions and celery, and step 3 shows browning the sausage.
Step 5: Take the baked acorn squash out of the oven.

Step 6: Fill each squash half with the sausage mixture. Return the stuffed acorn squash to the oven for an additional 15 minutes, until the stuffing has lightly browned.

Step 5 shows baking the acorn squash on it's own, and step 6 shows stuffing the squash with the sausage mixture.

Check out the full blog post on Sunkissed Kitchen.

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