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Toscano Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
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Skill Level:
Beginner
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Servings:
4 Servings

Humble acorn squash transforms into a flavorful vessel when it’s filled with savory Toscano ground sausage, Arborio rice, veggies, and tangy View More expand_more

Humble acorn squash transforms into a flavorful vessel when it’s filled with savory Toscano ground sausage, Arborio rice, veggies, and tangy parmesan cheese—pretty to look at and even tastier to eat!

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Toscano Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
school
Skill Level:
Beginner
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Servings:
4 Servings

Ingredients


Product ImageToscano Ground Sausage
1 package
Carando Toscano Ground Sausage
1 package
2
Acorn squash
2
4 tablespoons
Butter
4 tablespoons
1/2 cup
Yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Carrots, peeled & finely diced
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Celery, finely diced
1/2 cup
2 tablespoons
Fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Fresh oregano, minced
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Fresh sage, minced
1 tablespoon
2 cups
Arborio rice
2 cups
3 cups
Chicken stock
3 cups
1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup

Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF

  2. Place an even amount of butter into each of the squash halves, cover with foil, and bake for about 40 minutes or until tender

  3. While the squash is baking, rinse the arborio rice. Combine the chicken stock and arborio rice and cook according to package instructions. Reserve

  4. While the Arborio rice is cooking, heat a large pan over medium-high heat and brown the sausage, breaking up any large clumps while it cooks

  5. When the sausage is cooked, add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, oregano, and sage, cooking until the vegetables are tender

  6. When the squash is done, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly

  7. With a large spoon, scoop out the meat of the squash, leaving about a 1/2 inch in the shell

  8. In a large mixing bowl, combine the scooped-out squash, arborio rice, and sausage mixture

  9. Scoop the stuffing into each of the squash halves and bake uncovered for about 15 minutes or until just heated through

  10. Top with the grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately

Life is Delicious. Savor It.

Ingredients


1 package
Carando Toscano Ground Sausage
1 package
2
Acorn squash
2
4 tablespoons
Butter
4 tablespoons
1/2 cup
Yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Carrots, peeled & finely diced
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
Celery, finely diced
1/2 cup
2 tablespoons
Fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Fresh oregano, minced
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Fresh sage, minced
1 tablespoon
2 cups
Arborio rice
2 cups
3 cups
Chicken stock
3 cups
1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup

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