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I can say that the filling is very good even though there is no cheese in it. I used fat-free sour cream. It's great mixed with the sausages (I used spicy), mushrooms and onion. The only thing I didn't like is the acorn squash. It was my first time tasting it and I won't buy it. I think it's too sweet for my taste. Thanks Lainey :) Made for Photo tag. I would do the filling to use with spaghetti squash. It would be delish :D
Great concept! I ended up using ground turkey, sweet onions, and red bell peppers with low fat sour cream (that's all I had on hand) and it came out fantastic. Thanks for such a wonderful idea!
Two of us were eating - one of us does not like squash, both of us thought this was great.<br/>I followed the recipe as written, but halved it since there was only one lonely squash in the bowl.<br/>The recipe was so easy to prepare, I'm sure I will be making it again.<br/>Thank you for this!
A great savory dish just in time for Autumn. I made this with hot Italian pork sausage, onion, mushrooms, and celery plus salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley. The sour cream is a must and I can see how cream cheese would be a good option as well. The stuffing is amazing! Didn't season the squash because we mixed it up with the stuffing in the skin while it cooled down.
Absolutely love the stuffing! The sour cream really makes it. I used spicy sausage and I love the contrast with the sweetness of the squash.
I was afraid like another reviewer that I would need to add a little butter to the squash, but the stuffing has so much flavor I didn't find I needed it.
I may try making it with lowfat ingredients next time because I bet that will be great too.
This was easy to put together and tasted good. My husband wanted butter on the squash, but otherwise I wouldn't change anything (I didn't think it needed it...) I used mild bulk pork sausage.
I've made this a couple times and I just love it. I love winter squash without all the sweet stuff added. One of the times I made it I didn't have mushrooms so I substituted shredded carrots and celery. It was very good, though I prefer the mushrooms. Thanks!
Such a surprisingly good dish - agree that the combination of ingredients is not something I would normally think to use, but so glad I tried this recipe! I pre-cooked the acorn squash in the crockpot (whole) as I hate cutting squashes -- they are so hard! My husband, who will never try squash, actually hate half a squash, because the sausage was included. A keeper! (Both my husband, AND the recipe!)
Very well done, Lainey. Not a thing to complain about here. All the flavors combined well. Only thing I added was a sprinkle of paprika for added color. Will have this again.
I would have never thought to put these ingredients together, but I am mad about it! The sweetness of the squah with the zestiness of the sausage, earthiness of the mushrooms and creaminess of the sour cream work spectacularly together! I did add a very generous dash of garlic powder to the sausage mixture will browning it, and with the sour cream I stirred in about 1/2 c. freshly shredded parmesan and some chopped parsley. I was in heaven while eating it. Just so incredibly good!