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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.



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"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

11/10/2009

This was an EXCELLENT dish! I won my friends over with this recipe and it was so easy to make. It was incredibly full of flavor and a satisfying meal. Will definitely be preparing this again!

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10/27/2009
Anonymous

My husband and I loved this dish. It was warm and cozy and flavorful... perfect for a cold fall night. I made a couple of changes to the recipe to fit our tastes and lifestyle. First, I used "veggie" sausage instead of chicken sausage because my husband does not eat meat. (I cooked the onions, peppers and garlic before I added the sausage.) Second, I added 1/2 a jalapeno pepper some cilantro to the stuffing as well. Also, I stuffed two halves of acorn squash with the stuffing as well as two large poblano peppers. I roasted them together and ate the poblanos with tortillas. Delicious!

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10/27/2009
Anonymous

These are great! I used 2 cans of RoTel tomatoes instead of fresh, omitted the salt, added a can of green chiles, omitted the hot sauce (plenty of heat from the previous ingredients) and used pepper-jack cheese instead of swiss. My husband, who insists he does not like squash, even said these were great. Really nice fall meal.

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10/24/2009

Sooo good! I also used carnival squash. I added different spices (curry lemongrass and marash pepper) instead of the chili powder and cumin and it was delicious. I also added a few more chopped veggies instead of sausage to the mixture and some Harvest Grains from Trader Joe's and have another dish later in the week to heat up for a quick after work meal.

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10/19/2009
Anonymous

This is one of my absolute favorite recipes for fall/winter. It's flavorful and very filling. My boyfriend was never a big squash eater & he loved it as well - one smallish squash was enough for both of us (and he's a pretty big guy). I had some extra filling so I used it to stuff a roasted poblano pepper - wonderful!

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