Chicken Sausage & Apple Stuffed Squash

Chicken Sausage & Apple Stuffed Squash

"Typically baking an acorn squash would take 45-60 minutes but this entire method takes about 25 minutes…score! You do not want to miss out on this!"

Chicken Sausage & Apple Stuffed Squash

Servings: 8
What you’ll need:

1 package al fresco Apple Chicken Sausages, medium dice

4 acorn squash, tops cut off, seeds removed from the inside

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups cooked rice or quinoa

2 apples, small dice

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Optional: parsley for garnish

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the tops off of each acorn squash. Remove the insides with a spoon. Rub acorn squash, inside and out, with olive oil.
  • In a microwave-safe dish, cook the acorn squash for 8 minutes until you’re able to pierce it with a fork.
  • Next, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper. Rub mixture on the interior of the acorn squash.
  • Fill each butternut squash with chopped apple sausage, cooked rice or quinoa, apples, and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle a small amount of pure maple syrup over the top then top with fresh parsley.