Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Truly a meal in one, this healthy spin on the original is sure to keep you feeling “stuffed”. 

gluten-free-icon.gif Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 4 acorn squash
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey breast
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup unsalted pecans, chopped
  • ¾ cup Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Splenda® brown sugar blend
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ Tablespoon ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cut 1 inch from top of squash and scoop out seeds.  Fill roasting pan with water 1 inch deep and place squash flesh side down in middle of pan.  Roast for 40 minutes depending on size of squash or until fork tender.
  2. Place oil in a large skillet, add ground turkey and cook until partially pink. 
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stuff 1 cup mixture into acorn squash and place back in oven for 5 minutes.

Serves 4

Nutrition Information
Per 1 acorn squash and 1 cup stuffing
Calories: 517
Total Fat: 16 g
   Saturated Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 228 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 71 g
   Dietary Fiber: 10 g
Protein:  36 g