Easiest Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is the easiest dinner idea, stuffed with just homemade turkey sausage and chopped kale. You'll love these comforting fall flavours!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, fennel seeds, ground turkey, kale, stuffed squash, turkey sausage
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 acorn squash, sliced in half
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups chopped kale

Homemade turkey sausage

  • 1 lb ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Slice squash in half and scoop out seeds. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 40 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, combine ingredients for turkey sausage in a large bowl.
  • Heat remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over med-high heat, then add turkey sausage, breaking up with a spoon and cooking until browned, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in kale then set aside.
  • When squash is done, add turkey and kale mixture, then bake another 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
  • Storing and reheating: Leftovers will last in fridge up to 5 days. To reheat, microwave for 1-2 minutes on high, or bake in a 375 F oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through.



Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 1294mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4449IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3mg