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#FallRecipe: Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

The team at the Williamson Farmers Market is always up to date on the best recipes! Throughout the summer, they shared plenty of great recipes that put the spotlight on healthy produce that you could buy right here in town. Now, Kristin Brewer DeBoard, Marketing and Nutrition Manager for Williamson Farmers Market, has a fall inspired recipe to share: Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash.


2 small acorn squashes (or 1 large one)

1 chopped onion

2 stalks of celery, also chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ pound of sausage

1 chopped apple

1 cup breadcrumbs

½ cup parmesan cheese

3 cloves of chopped garlic

Fresh rosemary

Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 Degrees.

  2. Use a sharp knife to remove the top and bottom of the squash, being careful not to cut through the center. Slice the squash in half, and scoop out the seeds to form bowls for your stuffing.

  3. Drizzle halves with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 40-50 minutes, or until tender.

  4. Heat oil, and add onions, celery, and spices. Cook until onions soften, then add sausage and garlic. Cook until brown.

  5. Add apple and cook until slightly soft. Add breadcrumbs and cheese and mix until just incorporated. Remove from heat.

  6. Remove squash from the oven and fill “bowls” with your stuffing mixture. Return to the oven for 20 minutes. Top with parmesan for the final five minutes.

  7. Enjoy your meal!

Acorn squash is packed with fiber and potassium, as well as Vitamins C and B and magnesium. It’s a popular but underrated star in many folks’ gardens, and if you’re lucky, you might even find this key ingredient in a farming neighbor’s yard!

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