Onion, Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Squash has to be one of my favorite ingredients, as well as one of the most diverse. From stuffing it, to creating soups and even rolls, the possibilities really are endless. This recipe for Onion, Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is one of my favorites. Not only because it’s chock full of the things I love, but it also reminds me of my childhood and reading Laura Ingalls Wilder books by my families wood stove in the winter. The book I’m thinking of is “Farmer Boy” and Alamanzo’s birthday dinner that included “apples n’ onions”. It sounded so yummy that I carried it through to adulthood, and now I love the combination of tangy onions and sweet apples sauteed together. Divine! Do you know of any other odd combinations that when cooked together are out of this world?

This recipe is versatile in that you can really change up the ingredients to fit you. However, our go to is usually onions, apples, sausage and rice stuffed into acorn squash. You could add cranberries, mushrooms, celery, carrots or nuts. The ingredient list is open to many possibilities and combinations.

Here’s the basic recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Onion, Apple, Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash - Flour Sack Sweets

Onion, Apple, Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash – Flour Sack Sweets


Onion, Apple, Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash - Flour Sack Sweets
Onion, Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
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A yummy combinations of onions, apples and sausage sauteed together. I add a bit of cooked white rice as well. Then you just stuff it into a roasted squash, bake for a bit longer and Ta-Da! Dinner is ready and you don't even need to make any other sides...this hits all the bases.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30-90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30-90 minutes
Onion, Apple, Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash - Flour Sack Sweets
Onion, Apple and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Print Recipe
A yummy combinations of onions, apples and sausage sauteed together. I add a bit of cooked white rice as well. Then you just stuff it into a roasted squash, bake for a bit longer and Ta-Da! Dinner is ready and you don't even need to make any other sides...this hits all the bases.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30-90 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 30 minutes
Cook Time
30-90 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. To start, roast your squash in a 350 F, cut side down, in a pan with about 1/4 - 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of it. I find that it takes roughly 30 minutes to roast squash until it's tender. Remove from oven and let cool so they can be handled.
    Onion, Apple, Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash - Flour Sack Sweets
  2. While roasting squash, brown your sausage. Remove from pan, drain on a paper towel and set aside. Remove excess oil from pan, and heat rice up slightly. Remove from pan.
  3. Melt butter in saucepan, and saute onions until translucent. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute until garlic is fragrant. Add onions and cook on low for 10 minutes or until apples have softened slightly. Deglaze pan with marsala wine, making sure to scrap up all the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Combine sausage and rice into onion/apple mixture and mix together. Cook for 1-2 minutes. You just want to mix these together and get everything starting to stick. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Remove water from the roasting pan you roasted the squash in and flip squash over. Spoon mixture into each squash. Return pan to oven and cook for 10-15 minutes so the flavors meld.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is fabulous with cranberries and almonds or you can add some celery and carrots to the sauteed onions. The sky's the limit. Enjoy!

Onion, Apple, Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash - Flour Sack Sweets

Onion, Apple, Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash - Flour Sack Sweets

 

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2 comments

    • jayann1 says:

      If you try the recipe, I’d love to know your thoughts! Acorn squash is really neglected in my opinion, and it’s so versatile.

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