Tuesday, September 6, 2011

seasonal eating: stuffed acorn squash

i love following the palate of the season. there is a real connection made with farmers & the landscape when enjoying in-season foods. tonight's dinner was just that & delicious, too- acorn squash stuffed with sausage from the farm, carrots, yellow squash & garlic. paired with frozen peas, this meal was quick, which allowed for a few more hours spent outside enjoying this cool relief.

stuffed acorn squash
adapted slightly from simply in season
serves 4

2 medium acorn squash
cut squash in half. remove seeds with a spoon. place cut side down on a greased baking sheet. bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes until soft. remove from oven & set aside.

1 lb. sausage
3 cloves garlic (minced)
4 carrots (shredded)
2 yellow squash (cubed)
1 stale slice of bread
3 tbsp. brown sugar

saute sausage until cooked through. mix garlic, carrots, & yellow squash in bowl. add to pan with sausage, cover & simmer for 15 minutes. stuff filling into acorn squash. tear up bread & place on top. sprinkle brown sugar on top. bake at 375F for 10 minutes. add a dab of butter on top when serving.



  1. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

  2. sounds so wonderful. i need to finally order this book!

  3. I woke up this morning to a beautiful drizzly grey, a cool 60F breeze, and the smell of leaves in the air and literally thought to myself, "Oh, finally -- it's acorn-squash season."

    You just made my heart flutter even more. Here it comes: The fall, the roasted vegetables, the stews, the perfect winter squash. Can't wait.

  4. oh, yum!
    that's all :)
    and ditto to finding the book!

  5. Your recipes are magnificent, and so is your site!

  6. beautiful post nat! can't wait to try this.

  7. This recipe is magnificent! I ended up not using the bread and not using so much brown sugar. It was devoured by my family. I didn't grow the squash and this was the first time our sons had tasted acorn squash. Thank you for expanding our horizons!

  8. get in my belly! I love squash and sausage, and I really love stuffed squash. so perfectly fall.