Stuffed Acorn Squash

6:50 AM Posted by Jo Pedranti

I made some stuffed acorn squash for dinner last night and they were delicious.  I enjoy stuffing the squash to make them more filling and interesting now when we are grain free. We always add some greens on the side. We only had some dark leafy greens with the squash since the meat filling included veggies already.

Use what you have at home

As usual I added what I had at home instead of following a particular recipe. However, the inspiration for this recipe came from I made enough of the meat mix so that I would have some leftovers for breakfast or lunch.

The players

2 acorn squash
2 1/2 ground turkey
1 yellow onion
1 yellow squash
1 green bell pepper
1/2 red cabbage head
A bunch of kale
3-4 cloves of garlic ( I love garlic)
thyme, cumin, oregano, 


I cut the squash in halves, scoped out the seeds, filled each squash with a tablespoon of water , and placed them on a pan filled with 1/4 of a cup of water. I baked them for about 35 - 40 minutes at 400 degrees just like suggested.

The meat
I sauteed the meat and onion in coconut oil and added all the other ingredients.

It's really not much to this dish. Cutting the ingredients is the most time consuming so I made the meat mix a couple of hours before dinner time. You may want to switch out or reduced the amount of the cabbage and kale if you have a thyroid problem.

Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives. 
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  1. Rachel said...

    I love stuffed acorn squash! I make one with bacon, cabbage, pecans, dates, quinoa...oh yummy!

  2. Jo's Health Corner/ said...

    Your recipe sounds great Rachel..

  3. PaleoAutoimmune said...

    I think this is a great idea since acorn squash is usually abundant in stores.

    The green pepper is a night shade so I would exclude that for autoimmuners. For me cumin is problematic. But the rest seems very doable.

  4. Jo's Health Corner/ said...

    Since I learned about peppers I don't use them as often anymore. The great thing about stuffing an acorn squash is that so many things can be used and the meal can be very inexpensive..

  5. Mommy Is Green said...

    I absolutely adore acorn squash! I like how this is a different twist on it from how I usually make it. It looks delicious!