Healthy Chicken-Sausage Stuffed Squash Recipe

Nov 10 2022
This healthy chicken-sausage stuffed squash recipe is an 11 out of 10! The sun-dried tomatoes give it amazing flavor, and you get an unexpected crunch from the water chestnuts. We're obsessed and will be eating it as long as acorn squash are in season.

Hungry Girl's Healthy Best-Ever Sausage-Stuffed Squash Recipe

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1/4 of recipe (1 stuffed squash half): 245 calories, 6.5g total fat (3g sat. fat), 506mg sodium, 36.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 12.5g protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes


2 acorn squash, halved, seeds removed

6 oz. (about 2 links) fully cooked chicken sausage, sliced into coins

2 cups spinach

1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

3 tbsp. whipped cream cheese

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, divided

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1/2 cup canned sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped

1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (bagged or rinsed), chopped


Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place squash halves on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake until soft, 25–30 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add sausage coins. Cook and stir until browned, about 3 minutes. Add spinach. Cook and stir until wilted, about 1 minute.

Scoop out the insides of the squash, and place them in a large bowl. Add mozzarella, cream cheese, 1 tsp. garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mash and mix until cheeses have melted and mixture is uniform. Add water chestnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and sausage/spinach mixture. Mix well.

Season squash halves with remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic powder. Distribute filling among the squash halves.

Bake until hot, about 3 minutes.


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