I may still enjoy the lingering local stone fruits and berries, but there’s something about stuffed squash that totally gets me in the mood for autumn. My favorite season is coming and I am READY.
The Chicken and Apple Sausage is the perfect addition to your favorite squash. Even better? This comes together easily (as long as you have the Chicken and Apple Sausage chilling in your fridge already) and relatively quick (depending on the size of squash).
- 1 large organic acorn squash, halved and seeds removed
- 2 TB oil or fat of choice (I used EVOO), divided
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 lb portion of Chicken and Apple Sausage
- 4-6 handfuls organic spinach
- Sea salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Massage the inside of the squash (where the seeds were) with 1 TB oil and ½ tsp salt. Place cut side down on prepared pan and roast until fork tender, about 30-45 minutes.
- Once the squash is done roasting, remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large cast iron skillet.
- Add the Chicken and Apple Sausage mixture and cook, stirring frequently, until cooked thoroughly about 10 minutes. While the sausage is cooking, carefully scoop out the squash, leaving enough to keep a sturdy "shell" to support the peel.
- Fold the squash into the skillet with the sausage and add the spinach. Continue stirring until the spinach just begins to wilt and the mixture is combined. Season to taste and fill each squash "shell" with the mixture.
- Serve immediately.
Perfectly doable for breakfast.
If you prep, cook, and stuff your squash ahead of time you could pop these in the oven in the morning and have breakfast in 20-30 minutes!
Need more breakfast inspiration?
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