How to make it

  • Wash outside of squash; cut squash in half and remove seeds; you can discard seeds or save for planting.
  • Select a piece of cookware to accommodate the four halves of the squash like a large skillet.
  • Place 1 or 2 dampened folded paper towels in the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the squash cut side up on top of the wet towels.
  • Cover the skillet.
  • Cook on medium heat until vapor escapes from under the cover, about 4-6 minutes; turn to low.
  • Cook on low about 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  • While the squash is cooking, dice the onion.
  • Crumble the sausage into the small skillet, or any of the other small utensils.
  • Cook on medium heat until the sausage has lost its pink color.
  • In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredient.
  • Mix with a fork.
  • Add this mixture to the cooked sausage and onion.
  • When the squash is fork tender, use a fork and pierce the yellow, meaty flesh 4-6 times in each half of the squash.
  • Add about 1 Tbs. maple syrup (or 1 tsp butter) to each.
  • Allow a minute or so to flavor the squash.
  • Then add the sausage mixture to each squash, dividing it between the halves.
  • Re-cover the large skillet and return to low heat for about 10 minutes. If the paper towel has dried out, add enough water to re-wet it, a scant 1/4 cup of water.
  • Season to taste.
  • Serve as a side dish with meat or poultry or as a main course with a bread stick and salad.
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  • Yield: 1/2 squash each
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    Nice recipe! High 5
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    " It was excellent "
    linspj ate it and said...
    I tried this last evening and it was a wonderful dinner. We loved it and I have passed the recipe on to a couple other people.
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Wow....I have a recipe for sausage stuffed acorn squash but this one sounds like a wonderful change! Thanks for the title!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love making stuffed acorn squash.
    This recipe really speaks to me, using fresh from the garden vegetables and the addition of delicious dries cranberries.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Cute name! I can't help but think of when my mom baked acorn squash and didn't poke any holes in them and BLAM all over the inside of the oven!! What a mess! lol
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    " It was excellent "
    leiasuzanne ate it and said...
    Yum! I know what I'm shopping for soon.
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