Saturday, October 1, 2011
Stuffed Acorn Squash
I roasted my squash at 450 degrees (slices in half and placed cut side down on a baking sheet) for about 40 minutes-until my fork went cleanly through. I knew I would need a really flavorful stuffing because squash can be a little bland so I made a rice jambalaya and mixed it with sauteed vegetables (onions, red peppers, mushrooms and yellow squash) and spicy turkey kielbasa. This made a wonderful stuffing and a colorful presentation. I really think this is a unique healthful dish but if I were to do it again I would brush the acorn squash with maple syrup before cooking. I definitely recommend my sausage jambalaya stuffed acorn squash. Next time I will try a variation with cranberry sauce, couscous and turkey-acorn squash squash would be the perfect vehicle for these staple Thanksgiving leftovers.