Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Print Recipe
CourseDinner, Holiday, Side Dish
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Servings4
Calories283kcal

Equipment

  • Spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Spatula
  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 lb ground turkey 93/7 lean
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bunch kale stems removed and ripped into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp rosemary fresh or dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Always wash hands before food preparation.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Scrub outside of acorn squash under clean water. Cut each squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place face down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until tender.
  • Wash all produce and prepare as listed.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground turkey until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from skillet and set aside in a mixing bowl.
  • To the hot skillet, add sliced onion, garlic, and seasonings. Cook until onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add kale and cook an additional 2 minutes or until wilted.
  • Remove acorn squash from oven and let cool to safely handle. Once cool, remove half of the flesh and place in the mixing bowl. Reserve squash shells.
  • In the mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, removed flesh of squash, and the onion kale mixture. Once mixed, add to the acorn squash hollowed shell. Place the 4 stuffed acorn squash back on the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Enjoy warm!

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Notes

Optional: replace ground turkey for lentils or beans.
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Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Serving Size
 
1 stuffed squash half
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
283
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
84
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
104
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
24
g
48
%
Vitamin D
 
1
µg
7
%
Calcium
 
193
mg
19
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
Potassium
 
1153
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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