If it’s not obvious, I’m in a huge squash mood. Fall has just started (seemingly) and I just can’t get enough! This week, I made Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash with a recipe inspired by blogger Cherished Bliss.
These are so cute. Seriously, I can’t get enough of them. I bought a fairly large squash, so served mine as a main course. I also added wild rice and brocoli to the stuffing, so it was more substantial and could stand on its own (rather than as an appetizer as the recipe suggests). The squash is so sweet, and paired with hot Italian sausage, and a bit of bite from the apple, it’s the perfect fall dish!
Since I am lactose intolerant, I left out the cheese, but I’m sure it would still be phenomenal. Everything else I followed to the tee, and honestly, you don’t miss the cheese at all! I also think that if you wanted to make this dish a little lighter, you could use ground turkey (or a mix of turkey and sausage) to take a bit of the fat out.
Try it out and let me know what you think!