Sicilian Chicken Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash | Fine Dining With Lenox

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Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is an irresistible fall dish with kale, chopped leeks, and pecans for a complete healthy meal!  Enjoy this quick and nutritious dinner mid-week or serve for guests at your next holiday party!

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is an irresistible fall dish with kale, chopped leeks, and pecans for a complete healthy meal!  Enjoy this quick and nutritious dinner mid-week or serve for guests at your next holiday party!

This post is sponsored by Lenox®, the Women’s Choice Award for America’s most recommended fine dining and giftware!  The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Foodie Affair.

 

Chicken Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash in a gray rimmed Lenox China bowl #Squash #Sausage | www.thefoodieaffair.com

 

Today I’m sharing a scrumptious belly warming meal that quickly comes together in just 30-minutes! This meal is the perfect time saver feast for busy evenings for the family, yet it is also an exceptional meal to plate up for guests.  

The ingredients used in this recipe are simple; acorn squash, sausage, some veggies, nuts, and a sprinkle of cheese.  Nutritious and flavorful, which is just what we need before the holiday treat temptation is in full force! 

If you’ve cooked winter squash before then you know that it can take up to 45 minutes of roasting time to get through the thick shell before softening up the flesh.  Well, I have simplified the cooking method. 

 

Acorn Squash cut and cleaned of the seeds in preparation for cooking #AcornSquash #Vegetable | www.thefoodieaffair.com

 

We all can use some extra hours each day, right?!   Any shortcut that saves precious time offering some down time in the evening is always welcomed, especially with the holidays around the corner.

Breath, friends!  I have you covered.  We are in the most festive time of year, so let’s enjoy every second.

Remember the pressure cooker pumpkin puree recipe I shared with you?  Well, the same cooking method can be used to soften up acorn squash or any squash for that matter!

 

Sauted Kale and leeks to go in sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash #Leeks #Recipe #Saute | www.thefoodieaffair.com

 

Once the Instant Pot builds up the pressure, soft squash is ready to be filled in just 4 minutes.  While the pressure cooker does its magic, cook the sausage filling.  The complete meal is ready to be served in under 30-minutes!

So simple, yet quite elegant if you decide to prepare this meal for guests.  I must say that part of the beauty of this meal comes from the presentation.  Did you notice the beautiful place setting?

Lenox’s Pleated Colors Gray 4-Piece setting is a new stylish design with a lovely modern touch.  The Soft gray and white with a simple gold rim adds a touch of elegance, and will match any tablescape.  Dress up the place setting with beautiful linen or keep it casual like I did.   

 

Kale with chicken sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash on a wave rimmed plate for fall #StuffedSquash #Thanksgiving #Fall | www.thefoodieaffair.com

 

The fluted rims really caught my eye and the delicate gold touch of color is so pretty!  You might think that the gold rim requires special care.  Well, you will be glad to know that these dishes are microwave and dishwasher safe!

Also worth noting is that this gorgeous pattern is made in the United States and comes in a variety of colors; red, navy, and aqua.

 

Fall place setting with Chicken Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash on a gray and white bowl with roses in the background #Squash #Stuffed #Recipe #Thanksgiving | www.thefoodieaffair.com

 

Go take a look at all the beautiful patterns that Lenox offers.  You just might find a new set that will look lovely on your table.  Of course you will top it with sausage stuffed acorn squash!

 

 

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Prep Time 10 hrs Cook Time 20 hrs Serves 6     adjust servings

Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is an irresistible fall dish with kale, chopped leeks, and pecans for a complete healthy meal!

Ingredients

  • 3 Small Acorn Squash
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1 pound Sicilian Chicken Sausage
  • 1 Large Leek, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 4 cups kale, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

Clean acorn squash and cook using the same method as the Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Puree, except cook for 4 minutes.
In a large skillet add oil and heat over medium. Add sausage and break up into chunks while cooking for about 5 minutes. Remove cooked sausage from skillet and set aside. Add additional teaspoon of oil and add chopped leek until fragrant and soft. Add kale and garlic. Saute for a minute and then add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Stir in sausage and remove from heat. Fold in pecans. Place cooked squash on a plate and fill with sausage mix. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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Recipe Notes

Sicilian Chicken Sausage can be purchased at Trader Joe's or you can use any seasoned sausage of your choice.
Filling is enough for 8 servings. Serve on the side or enjoy in another meal.
Serve filling each squash or cut squash in half filling each piece.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 6
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 349kcal Calories from fat 182
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 691mg29%
Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

 

Place setting with Lenox dish ware of Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash with green napkin matching the squash #AcornSquash #Sausage #Chicken | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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15 Comments on Sicilian Chicken Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash | Fine Dining With Lenox

  1. avatar
    October 27, 2017

    Loving this delicious recipe and the pretty plates. Wishing you a super weekend Sandra!

  2. avatar
    Julie says:
    October 27, 2017

    I LOVE acorn squash and stuffed with sausage and the other goodies sounds amazing!

  3. avatar
    Angela says:
    October 28, 2017

    Love my Lenox pieces too!! They are so gorgeous! This squash… wow! That filling sounds perfect! I cannot wait to make this!

  4. avatar
    October 28, 2017

    This meal is such a beautiful presentation, it would be perfect for entertaining! I also love this china pattern, it’s beautiful!

  5. avatar
    October 28, 2017

    We love Lenox dinnerware and I have a feeling that this beautiful fall-inspired recipe tastes even better on a beautiful Lenox plate!

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      November 1, 2017

      I think a beautiful set table does make the food taste divine 🙂

  6. avatar
    October 29, 2017

    This looks delicious! When I was a kid my mom made squash bean boats – roasted acorn squash stuffed with beanies and wienies. Yours is a much more grown up version of that & it looks yummy.

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      November 1, 2017

      What a creative mom you have! This stuffed squash version is kid friendly, but definitely nice for a dinner party!

  7. avatar
    October 30, 2017

    My husband LOVES acorn squash, I have to make this for him!

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    Justine says:
    October 30, 2017

    A gorgeous meal with beautiful dishes to match!

  9. avatar
    October 30, 2017

    What a yummy fall meal and a great way to get the kids to eat more veggies! The love things like this!

  10. avatar
    Madi says:
    October 30, 2017

    This sounds like the perfect fall meal! I love Lenox too!

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      November 1, 2017

      Lenox has so many beautiful patterns. I absolutely love the light gray!

  11. avatar
    October 31, 2017

    What a beautiful recipe – I’m on the way to the grocery store right now to pick up some squash! Love the dish pattern, too… So pretty!

  12. avatar
    Michelle says:
    October 31, 2017

    WOW! I can’t wait to try this! Picking up some acorn squash at the farmer’s market next time!

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