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Paleo Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

This dinner was such a treat to eat! I thought it looked so festive for Fall and would make an adorable dinner if you are entertaining this season. When Zach took a bite, he said, “wow, this tastes like fall.” I’m not exactly sure what fall tastes like, but I’d have to agree with him. This is another recipe that uses all the in season fall vegetables that you should easily be able to find now at your local farmer’s market.


Paleo Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

 Serves 4


 2 acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeded (save those seeds for toasting!)

1 lb loose sausage, sage sausage works very well in this recipe, but you can use mild or any flavor you wish

2-3 cups kale, torn into pieces

½ large onion

4 oz mushrooms

1 celery rib, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 large apple, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 egg, slightly beaten

½ cup almond flour (if you have nut allergies, you can just leave out the almond flour. It’s not necessary for the recipe, but it helps hold the stuffing together nicely)

salt and pepper

pinch of nutmeg

coconut oil, grass-fed butter, or olive oil for brushing


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush the yellow-orange part of the cut acorn squash with a generous amount of coconut oil, olive oil or butter. Sprinkle salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg over each half. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

While that is cooking, fry the sausage in a pan until cooked. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and put it into a large bowl. Leave the fat in the pan. You might need to add additional 1-2 T of fat or oil (bacon fat, coconut oil, olive oil, or butter) if there is not enough. I added in about a tablespoon more of bacon fat. Saute onion, celery, mushrooms, garlic, apple, kale and carrots for about 5 minutes. Put the vegetable mixture into the bowl with the sausage. Add beaten egg and almond flour and mix until combined. Fill the squash halves with the stuffing and bake covered for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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    I just made this for dinner and it was fantastic! I took the cover of the baking dish for the last ten minutes to let the top get crispy.

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    These were very good.Thanks

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    I just made these tonight and they were delicious! I took the suggestion to make them a little crispy on top, too. We loved them, thanks!

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    Oh my goodness grauiocs! I just made these tonight andI can’t wait to have some for lunch tomorrow!I also wanted to add, I am just starting out on the paleo way of eating and my husband has been fairly on board but not as into it as me. He hasn’t done all the reading I have and hasn’t felt how awesome it feels (yet!) He has loved everything I have made from your website. So glad I found it!!! I really think it will make this change much more pleasant for the family (I also have a two year old). It is obvious how much care and effort you put into all of this for your family and I am so happy you are sharing your awesome skills with the rest of us

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    This turned out absolutely amazing. The stuffing has excellent flavor and would be delicious with any type of squash or even sweet potato! This one was a winner and will stay in our family for sure!

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