Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

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.

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.
Most Helpful

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.

SugarJen December 19, 2010

What a great recipe! I didnt have celery so I used celery salt. I used toasted rye bread (any bread would work I'm sure. Overall flavor, appearance reminded me of a Thanksgiving stuffing which was nice. This was the most filling and savory recipe for this time of year. The cinnamon and curry work well together. I even put some nutmeg in by mistake and it gave the recipe a very rich, savory warm tone. My husband didnt know you could eat acorn squash and requested this be made again. Easy recipe, easy for substitutions if necessary. It's been a year and I've made this twice (28 Sept, 3 Oct 09) and it still is a 5-star recipe!

glatt rühren October 04, 2009

Loved this. So different and healthy. I used extra lean ground turkey, and since I did not have any raisin bread, I used some large wheat breadcrumbs and added raisins. Very tasty, but I did have to add some sweetener, just personal taste preference with this type of dish. Thanks Mrs. D!

yogiclarebear October 02, 2008