Hot Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


1 pound hot pork sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)


Preheat oven to 350. Slice squash in half and remove seeds; place cut side down on a parchment covered baking sheet (makes clean up easier). Bake for 60 - 90 minutes, until tender.
While the squash is baking, brown sausage; drain on paper towel.
Using a potholder or tea towel to hold the squash, scoop out most of the squash from the shell; mix in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients using only half of the cheese. Fill the squash shells with squash sausage mixture. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Return to baking sheet and bake at 350 for 30 - 35 minutes.
Serving half a squash makes a substantial main dish, or serve smaller quantities for a side.




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I have first hand experience eating this prepared squash for diner. Absolutely Fabulous!


I created this recipe more than 25 years ago. It's a combination of a dish my husband described (said dish prepared for him by an old flame, ;-) so the pressure was on) and a recipe for Stuffed Zucchini from the South Fork Ranch Cookbook that I found in the public library. This was during the heyday of the nighttime soap Dallas and long before the internet, the Food Network, and food blogs; it seems almost primitive!




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