Stuffed Turban Squash
photo by PalatablePastime
- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cut the top off the turban squash, as you would for a jack-o-lantern type pumpkin.
- Scoop out seeds and pulp and discard.
- Place turban squash, cut sides down, on an oiled or foil covered baking sheet, and cover with more foil.
- Roast for 50-60 minutes or until tender.
- Scoop out tender pulp from cavity of squash.
- In a saucepan, saute onions, celery, sausage and diced carrot in butter until vegetables are tender.
- Drain any fat.
- Mix in brown sugar, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and cooked squash.
- Stir until well-mixed.
- Spoon filling lightly into the cavity of the turban squash, and cover with the top.
- Place extra filling (if any) into a separate dish.
- Bake squash and any extra filling for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve hot.
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Good stuff from the garden! Squash is so easy to grow that I run out of creative ways to use it. Don't throw away the seeds. They are nutritious and delicious when roasted in a bit of oil and salted. If I'm baking a squash, I just put the "pepitas" in a small dish next to it to roast. Stir occasionally. Carrots seemed redundant so I left them out. Added a cup of thinly sliced mushrooms because I like them. Simple pork sausage is pretty blah, so I used a prepared breakfast sausage (Jimmy Dean or Owens work well). Put in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts which compliments the flavor and adds a bit of crunch. Next time I'll add the celery last instead of sauteing it. More crunch is better. Wife and I made this a complete meal and ate it all up!
This was very good. A bit labor intensive, but fun for a cool winter day when I wasn't planning to go anywhere, anyways! I made it as recommended but took others' advice and added some herbs and spices. It was very tasty, and I can't remember the last time I wanted to gorge myself on squash! One thing I'm wondering is why it's necessary to put the squash mix back into the empty shell to re-bake it, rather than putting it into a casserole dish or something. It seems like the latter would be less messy, as I had a hard time scooping the leftover squash mixture back out of the shell. Did make for a nice presentation, though!
Thanks Sue. I have been looking for something to do with winter squash. This was fantastic! I didn't have the turban so I used a buttercup squash and I used maple flavored sausage. The turban must have a thicker rind because it fell apart and I just mixed it in a bowl and put it in a small cassarole. I did everything else the same. Thank you again I definetly will make this again. Bonnie
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