Stuffed Acorn Squash

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Mrs. Doeinck

This is a great fall dish for two. It will warm you right up on a crisp fall evening. I serve with Brown Sugar Asparagus which you can find posted under my other recipes.

Top Review by SugarJen

I thought this was pretty tasty. I doubled the recipe but I didn't have enough applesauce, so I put in a touch of orange juice. I also threw in a little garlic and used seasoned salt instead of plain. Thanks for the good recipe! My husband (not a squash lover) said he would like me to use the stuffing base to make a different meal like a casserole or hum-bao.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 10x6 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove and discard the seed. Place cut side down in prepared baking dish. Bake for 50 minutes.
  3. Combine turkey, celery, and onion in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until turkey is browned and crumbly, about 8 minutes; drain well.
  4. Add salt, cinnamon, and curry powder to turkey mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Stir in the applesauce and the bread cubes.
  5. Turn over squash in baking dish. Spoon equal portions of the turkey mixture into each squash half. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

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