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Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

You'll love this sausage stuffed acorn squash! This easy dish is a perfect savory fall recipe that's packed with flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 396 kcal


For the squash:

  • 3 acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the sausage:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • ½ white onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • fresh thyme for serving
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet, cut side down, and roast for 40 minutes.
  • While the squash is roasting, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, about 8 minutes. Remove from skillet.
  • Add mushrooms, onion, garlic, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Sauté until the mushrooms are cooked and liquid is reduced, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add sausage back to the skillet. Stuff squash with sausage filling and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Top with fresh thyme and grated parmesan cheese and serve.
Keyword Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash