Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

Ingredients

Squash

  • 2 medium butternut squash split in half
  • drizzle of maple syrup
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Stuffing

  • 1 lb country sausage
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup wild rice (cooked to package instructions)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • Fresh cut parsley to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brush maple syrup and olive oil on freshly cut butternut squash and place face up in a 5 quart Dutch Oven.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes until tender.
  4. 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.
  5. Add curry, cinnamon, cayenne to sausage and onions let simmer for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.
  6. Combine the all stuffing ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.
  7. Gently scoop out butternut squash and add to stuffing mixture.
  8. Fill squash fill of stuffing and return to the oven for 30 minutes.
  9. Garish with fresh parsley.

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