Fall favorite acorn squash gets a Mexican twist with a spicy-as-you-like-it turkey and veggie stuffing.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pour 1/2 inch water into a large roasting pan; add acorn squash, cut sides down. Bake 30 minutes. Turn squash halves cut sides up; coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. of the salt and the pepper. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until tender.

  • Meanwhile, in a 10-inch nonstick skillet heat 1 Tbsp. of the oil over medium. Add ground turkey; cook until browned. Remove turkey.

  • In skillet heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over medium. Add green pepper and onion; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add summer squash; cook and stir 3 minutes or just until squash is tender. Stir in turkey, remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and the next three ingredients (through crushed red pepper); heat through.

  • Spoon turkey mixture into squash cavities. Bake 10 minutes. Top with queso fresco and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed squash half
263 calories; protein 14.8g; carbohydrates 29.2g; dietary fiber 5.2g; sugars 4.2g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 46.8mg; vitamin a iu 1786.3IU; vitamin c 53.9mg; folate 59.3mcg; calcium 142.8mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 90.4mg; potassium 1005.2mg; sodium 418.8mg.

1 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat