Acorn Squash With Bacon, Apple and Swiss

Recipe by sidMILB
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (12 -16 ounce) acorn squash
  • 3
    slices bacon
  • 12
    cup apple, chopped, peeled (I used golden delicious, I'm sure any would work well)
  • 14
    cup onion, chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon dried sage
  • 1
    teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1
    teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1
    cup seasoned stuffing mix (I used herbed, cubed bread stuffing)
  • 14 - 12
    cup water, depending on your preference for stuffing consistency
  • 14
    cup swiss cheese, shredded (I used deli slices that I finely cubed)
  • Optional topping
  • 1
    tablespoon toasted breadcrumb (optional)
  • 18
    teaspoon olive oil (optional)
  • 1
    tablespoon parsley, chopped (optional)
  • 1
    teaspoon green onion, sliced (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Halve squash.
  • Remove seeds and pulp.
  • Place squash, cut side down, in a shallow baking dish.
  • Add water.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • In a medium saute or sauce pan over medium heat, cook bacon until some fat is rendered (3 min).
  • Add onion and saute/sweat for 3 minutes-ish.
  • Add sage, rosemary,thyme, and pepper (or anything else you'd like).
  • Add apple and saute/sweat for 2 minutes-ish.
  • Add garlic and saute/sweat for 2 minutes-ish.
  • Drain if needed.
  • Stir in stuffing mix and water.
  • Once stuffing mix is moist, stir in cheese.
  • Spoon stuffing into prepared squash.
  • Cover with loosely with foil.
  • Bake about 20 minutes more.
  • I removed foil; topped with optional topping (below) and baked for last five minutes.
  • Optional topping:
  • Mix bread crumbs and olive oil.
  • Mix in parsley and green onions.
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