Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

September/October 2007

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Cumin and chili powder season a filling of turkey sausage, tomatoes, black beans and Swiss cheese for creamy acorn squash. Serve this stuffed squash with warmed corn tortillas for wrapping up bites of all the tasty ingredients.

"We regularly eat this meal in the fall. I often substitute low-sodium, canned, diced tomatoes (partly drained) for fresh to cut down on the prep time. I also often add various medium to hot peppers, depending on what's available at the...
Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

36 Reviews for Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

Always a hit, no matter how I change it up

The first several times I prepared this dish exactly according to the recipe, and it came out great. The only change I made was to roast one squash, divide the stuffing into three meal-size portions for my husband and me, and stuff with one portion and freeze the other two. Which works just great, if you can resist taking the stuffing for lunch the next day. I like to serve the squash with corn tortillas and southwestern-style slaw or a mixed green salad.

I used to get irritated with people who rated a recipe high or low, then said they'd made substitutions for almost every ingredient. They didn't really make the recipe, so how could they give it an honest review? Well, I'm one of those people now. I decided to try a vegetarian version, so I substituted 2 cups frozen corn kernels for the sausage (you have to increase the seasoning if you do this). The corn is quicker, too--just saute the aromatics in a little canola oil and dump in the corn and the rest of the stuffing ingredients. I gave up the expensive cherry tomatoes and now use one 14.5 ounce can of no-salt-added petite diced tomatoes for convenience. I've substituted Monterey Jack and cheddar for the Swiss cheese, and cheddar is better.

We like this recipe more every time we have it, regardless of changes.

Easy, delicious, versatile

Had some of the filling left over and plan on using it tomorrow morning in my eggs as one of the other reviewers suggested.

Easy to make and quick.

I make this frequently. It's so easy to make, and absolutely delicious. I've made it for several people and everyone loves it! Sometimes I just use one squash, then use the leftover stuffing the next morning in eggs. Yummy!!!

Easy to make
spicey squash recipe

This recipe is delicious as is. Just follow the recipe and make no changes. I look forward to fall to make this dish.

tasty, filling, easy

I really liked this dish - I used ground beef instead of turkey sausage and added corn. However, I made everything the day before, then tried to reheat it in the oven. It took FOREVER even after turning the heat up and it was still cold at the bottom. So I wouldn't recommend reheating it altogether in this way. I ended up smearing the squash on corn tortillas and spooning the meat mixture on top to make tacos. It was amazing.


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