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Light Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Light Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Just a few ingredients make a savory and hearty meal!

Ingredients

2
medium acorn squash (about 2 1/2 lb)
1/2
lb bulk turkey sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/2
cup thinly sliced celery
1
can (4 oz) mushroom pieces and stems, drained
1/2
cup fat-free sour cream
1/2
teaspoon yellow mustard
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400° F. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Place squash, cut side down, on large baking dish. Pour water into dish until 1/4 inch deep. Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until tender, turning cut side up halfway through baking.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium nonstick skillet, combine sausage, onion, celery and mushrooms. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, stirring frequently. Add sour cream and mustard; mix well.
  • 3 Spoon sausage mixture into squash halves. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika.
Tips  

Winter squash contains carotenoids, plant pigments that color them orange-yellow. Carotenoids are a form of vitamin A that help with vision.

Buttercup squash can be used in place of the acorn squash. Buttercup squash is a deeper orange than acorn squash and has a slightly smaller cavity.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
70
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
610mg
26%
Potassium
1190mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
10g
41%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
19g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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