Quinoa and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is one of those dinners that came together after reading 3 or 4 recipes that sounded good, but I just did’t have all of the ingredients.
Both Big and I do our best to eat as healthy as possible. We don’t fry a lot of foods and we keep our sweets to a minimum. Big is always on the search for high protein meals and this recipe is one that fits that bill.
Weekends are filled with ball games, family get togethers and more. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen making a meal my family will love and that is good for them.
This stuffed acorn squash is the perfect meal for a busy night or weekend. It is quick to make and has so many great fall flavors in it. Acorn Squash and cranberries are so easy to find in the grocery store right now. I am even finding acorn squash at my farmers market.
We are lucky enough to have 4 apples trees in our front yard and at this time of the year we are busy finding recipes that have apples in them. I love the addition of apple to any recipe. They can make a recipe sweet or they can make a recipe tart. Don’t you just love that about apples?
- Quinoa and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash2015-09-22 17:40:44Serves 4Write a reviewIngredients
- 1/2 pound itallian sausage
- 1/4 cup dry quinoa, cooked according to directions on package
- 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 or 4 mushrooms, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 2 medium acorn squash
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- Cut squash in half widthwise. Remove and discard seeds and membranes. With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each half so squash sits flat.
- Brush the inside of the squash with butter. Place on a foil covered cookie sheet and cover with another sheet of foil.
- Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until squash is tender.
- Cook quinoa according to directions. Set aside when done.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the sausage, breaking it up as you go. Remove from pan when cooked.
- Saute celery, onion and mushroom in oil until tender. Stir in cranberries and cook until cranberries pop.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add the quinoa to the sausage mixture and mix well. Add the sage, thyme and salt and pepper.
- Stuff the squash and place back in the oven for 5 - 10 minutes.
Quinoa and sausage stuffed acorn squash is so full of all of our favorite fall flavors. I saw that I had some mushrooms in the refrigerator and so I decided, at the last minute, to add them to the filling. I just love it when recipes fall in place like that, don’t you?
This recipe is not necessarily what I would classify as a quick recipe, but it is so very easy. The time required is just over an hour, but most of that time is for the baking of the squash. The quinoa is quick to make and the other add ins only require a bit of chopping and a quick saute in the pan. Mix it all together, stuff the squash and you have a perfect fall dinner.
Make sure you check out all of the other great #SundaySupper Fall Favorite dinners listed below
Check out A Guide to Apples plus Best Fall Recipes Ideas for #SundaySupper and this week’s recipe collection:
- Apple-Currant Dutch Baby Pancake by The Weekend Gourmet
- Apple Swirled Pumpkin Yeast Bread by What Smells So Good?
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread by Party Food and Entertaining
- Giant Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart by Pies and Plots
- Sweet Potato Buttermilk Biscuits by Tara’s Multicultural Table
Appetizers and Sides
- Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins by Pancake Warriors
- Pumpkin Spice Roasted Sweet Potatoes by Love and Confections
- Roasted Veggie Tart by Books n’ Cooks
- Acorn Squash Stuffed with Roasted Veggies & Couscous by Momma’s Meals
- Butternut Squash Lentil Curry Soup by Food Done Light
- Curry Beef Pies by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Fantasy Rice by The Petit Gourmet
- King Prawns in Red Sauce – Mauritian Style Creole Sauce by Peachy Tales
- Pasta with Creamy Butternut & Bacon by Cooking Chat
- Pork Chops with Apple Dijon Sauce and Arugula Salad by Crazy Foodie Stunts
- Pork Chops with Glazed Apples and Vegetables by The Complete Savorist
- Quinoa and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash by Feeding Big and More
- Roasted Tomato Soup with Bacon/Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich by A Gouda Life
- Salt Roasted Salmon over Roasted Butternut & Yam Soup by Lifestyle Food Artistry
- Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken, Delicata Squash and Olives by Foodie Tots
- Sweet Potato French Bean Lentil Salad by Food Lust People Love
- Sweet Potato Alfredo Sauce by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup by Eating in Instead
- Whole Roasted Chicken with Vegetables by Life Tastes Good
Desserts and Cocktails
- Apfelkuchen by Curious Cuisiniere
- Applesauce Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirls by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Apple Gingersnap Refrigerator Dessert by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Autumn Bellini by An Appealing Plan
- Autumn Spice Cookies by Desserts Required
- Caramel Apple Napoleons by The Crumby Cupcake
- Caramel Apple Pie Bundles by The Freshman Cook
- Caramel Apple Streusel Muffins by The Redhead Baker
- Caramel Apple Swirl Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Cheesecake Swirl Pumpkin Muffins by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chestnut and Pear Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream by Caroline’s Cooking
- Dark Chocolate-Espresso Pumpkin Tiramisu by Brunch with Joy
- Dutch Apple Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pumpkin Cheesecake with Butterscotch Drizzle by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
- Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Pumpkin Crisp by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Pumpkin Pecan Bundt Cake by Flour On My Face
- Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies by Palatable Pastime
- Roasted Maple Pears by Amee’s Savory Dish
- Spiced Pear Cake by Simply Healthy Family
- Spiced Pumpkin Bread by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Sweet Apple Skillet Cake by Nosh My Way
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