Stuffed Butternut Squash

by Becky
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I often get asked how we eat our butternut squash and the answer is three ways.

  1. Butternut squash soup
  2. Cubed, with a little bit of oil, salt and pepper and baked
  3. Stuffed

My stuffed butternut squash recipe makes a lot of food! It is at least 10-12 servings worth but we usually make this when we have company or eat the leftovers for lunch the next day. The leftovers are still tasty as long as you reheat it in the oven.

Stuffed Butternut Squash

My stuffed butternut squash recipe makes a lot of food! It is at least 10-12 servings worth but we usually make this when we have company or eat the leftovers for lunch the next day. The leftovers are still tasty as long as you reheat it in the oven.
Course: Main Course, winter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut, squash, stuffed
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 518kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground pork sausage
  • 4 butternut squash
  • Olive oil or leftover bacon grease
  • 2 onions diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups kale chopped
  • 2 apples
  • 2 cups pecans chopped fine
  • 1 fermented jalapeños more if you like it spicy!
  • 2 tablespoon apple butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries optional
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese for topping optional

Notes

A lot of the success of this recipe depends on the quality of your pork sausage and its flavoring. When we took our pigs to the butcher this year they put hardly any seasoning on it the ground pork other than salt. I had to add 1 teaspoon of basil and oregano to add flavor. Feel free to add extra seasonings if your sausage is not seasoned like mine!

Nutrition

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 1208mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 26658IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 3mg

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2 comments

Susan Freeman February 21, 2022 - 2:23 am

Tonight I made your recipe for stuffed butternut squash. I did substitute golden raisins for the dried cranberries since that’s what I had on hand. Oh my goodness! This was so delicious! The textural variety, sweet versus savory taste and the eye appeal were a home run. This meal will definitely be a keeper. Thanks.

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theseasonalhomestead February 21, 2022 - 11:47 pm

This makes me so happy! I’m glad you liked it Susan. The golden raisins is a great idea.

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