Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash is a delicious and hearty recipe that is perfect for a fall or winter meal. The dish starts with a large butternut squash, which is hollowed out and filled with a mixture of spicy sausage, rice, and a variety of herbs and spices.
The stuffed squash is then baked in the oven until tender and the filling is hot and crispy. This recipe is not only delicious, but it is also healthy and satisfying, as butternut squash is a good source of vitamins and minerals, and the sausage provides protein. The combination of flavors in this dish creates a taste explosion in every bite, making it a crowd-pleaser that is sure to impress. Whether you’re serving it as a main dish or as a side, Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash is a great way to enjoy the flavors of fall and winter, and it is a great addition to any meal.
Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash
- 12" Cast Iron Skillet
- 12" Dutch Oven
- 2 butternut squash halved
- 1 tsp maple syrup drizzled over squash
- 1 tsp olive oil drizzled over squash
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 1 lb ground sausage country style
- 1 onion small, diced
- 1 cup wild rice cooked according to package instructions
- ½ tsp mild curry powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup craisins
- ¼ cup parsley chopped, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Brush maple syrup and olive oil on freshly cut butternut squash and place face up in a 5 quart Dutch Oven.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until tender.
- While baking, combine sausage, onion in a 12" cast iron skillet and cook on stove top until sausage is no longer pink on the inside breaking up the clumps.
- Add curry, cinnamon, cayenne to sausage and onions let simmer for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
- Combine the all stuffing ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.
- Gently scoop out butternut squash and add to stuffing mixture.
- Fill squash fill of stuffing and return to the oven for 30 minutes.
- Garish with fresh parsley.
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