Apple Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

Is there anything better on this beautiful earth than fall food? Oh yes of course, nut butter, thank you for that reminder. Other than nut butter? NO. NOTHIN’. NADA. 

It’s still a brisk 95 degrees here in the desert but that doesn’t stop me from pulling out all of the amazing fall foods, recipes, and clothes (until of course I start sweating out my eyeballs and the bathing suit comes back at that point) but I digress. 

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite fall dinner recipes!

Apple and Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

Serves 4

About 1 hour 

What you need:

  • 2 Acorn Squash 

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil 

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (I like 93% for this recipe) 

  • 1 medium honeycrisp apple 

  • 1 small yellow onion

  • 1 clove minced garlic 

  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth 

  • ½ cup mushrooms 

  • 2 tsp sage 

  • ½ cup parmesan cheese 

  • Dash pink sea salt 

  • Dash black pepper 

What to do:

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees 

  • Slice acorn squashes in half and spoon out seeds

  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper 

  • Place meat side down in a baking dish, bake for 30 minutes 

  • Meanwhile, brown the ground turkey in a medium skillet 

  • In a separate skillet, add avocado oil, onion, and garlic. Saute 1-2 minutes

  • Add diced apple to onion mixture, saute until soft

  • Add turkey to apple mixture, add chicken broth and mushrooms and steam covered until mushrooms are cooked through 

  • Spoon meat mixture into the acorn squashes 

  • Top with parmesan and bake an additional 10-15 minutes 

  • Voila! 

I love to serve this with roasted greens, either broccoli or brussel sprouts pair perfectly! 

I think we can all agree that food is apart of a blissful life. Food is nourishment, it’s medicine, but it’s also memories and gathering with loved ones. We all deserve to know and understand food in our own bodies to live a truly thriving and blissful life, achieving our goal body, but also enjoying the heck out of food, zero restrictions or rules, and all of the fun and happiness that comes along with it. 

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