Are you ready to impress your friends and family? This dish not only looks beautiful served, but it will have your tastebuds singing songs of downright deliciousness! I love this time of year, because there are so many different squashes to choose from – they are so inexpensive (even organically!), you can pick your favorite and start stuffing! Squash is incredibly healthy too – it’s one of those more hearty vegetables that can replace grains in a meal and really fills you up! Best of all – there’s little clean up, you don’t even have to use a plate if you don’t want to – the bowl is natural and biodegradable 🙂
- 2 small delicata or acorn squash
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound ground turkey or chicken (vegetarian: use 3 cups diced mushrooms)
- 1 medium apple, diced
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 2 teaspoons dried sage
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs, beaten (vegan: use 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tablespoons water)
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the squash on a cutting board and slice in half. Scoop out the seeds. Place on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and turkey and cook until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes. Add the diced apple, fennel and sage and cook 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- Take off the heat and stir in the eggs. Place the mixture in each of the squash halves and brush the top with the remaining oil. Cook for 30-35 minutes or until the squash is fork tender.
- To serve, place one of the stuffed squash halves on your plate and enjoy!
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If you know someone who loves squash, please share this with them! Who knows, maybe they’ll surprise you and invite you over for dinner. I love dinner parties, don’t you?