Although the temperatures outside don’t feel like it, fall is officially here! Chef Kate Lulloff from Jones Dairy Farm is here to show us how to use some of the season’s favorite produce, like apples and acorn squash along with Jones Dairy Farm sausage. Acorn squash roasted and stuffed with sausage and apples is sure to impress because it looks amazing, tastes delicious and is a perfect addition to a holiday meal or family dinner!
For more information on Jones Dairy Farm and the Jones Market in Fort Atkinson, visit JonesDairyFarm.com. And check out the recipe below:
Savory Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
(Recipe by Kate Lulloff)
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 75 minutes
Gluten Free: No
This recipe is made with: Jones Golden Brown® Mild Sausage Links
3 medium acorn squash, halved down the middle, seeds removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (7 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Golden Brown® Sausage Links, chopped
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 apples, cored and diced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded, divided
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Cut a thin slice off the ends of each squash half to create stable base. If squash is too tough to cut, pierce a few holes into squash and microwave for 2-3 minutes to soften. Place squash cut-side up on baking sheet lined with foil. Brush olive oil over tops and inside of squash and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake 40 to 60 minutes, depending on size of squash, until fork tender.
Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, sauté sausage over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add onions and celery to pan and sauté for another 2-3 minutes until it starts to brown. Add butter and brown sugar; stir. Add apples and sauté for another 2-3 minutes or until softened. Stir in sage and bread crumbs. Add 3/4 cup parmesan cheese and stir just until cheese begins to melt. Set aside.
Once squash has finished baking and reached desired tenderness, spoon in sausage mixture until squash is filled. Return to oven and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes depending on size of squash. Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese.