I used leftovers from my Sausage & Apples One-Pan Meal to make stuffed squash today, and it was delicious. I often make extras at one meal to use for other meals over the next couple of days. It makes meal prep a little easier.
I’ve done a few different stuffed squashes, and I just love them. I think my favorite was a chili stuffed squash. I’ll try to remember to post it here sometime. But this one was simply delicious. I love the paring of sausage and apples.
There is a long bake time for these, but it’s well worth it, and it gives me time to start a blog post or do something else.
This recipe actually gives me two meals. I’ll usually eat one for lunch and the other for dinner.
leftovers from yesterday’s Sausage & Apple One-Pan Meal
seasonings of choice
- Wash the squash and pat dry.
- Take the stem off, and cut in half from top to bottom.
- Take out the seeds and the stringy stuff, reserving the seeds for roasting.
- Drizzle oil over cut sides of squash and smear it to cover. Not too much oil, but just enough to cover.
- Grind salt and pepper over top.
- Place cut side down on baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 to 60 minutes, until tender enough to scoop out.
- Carefully place each squash on your work and scoop out the inside, leaving enough to create a sturdy bowl.
- Put the scooped out squash into a medium size bowl, and put the “bowls” back on the baking dish cut side up.
- Add 1/2 of the Apple & Squash One-Pan Meal leftovers to the bowl, covering the rest and putting it back into the refrigerator for another meal.
- Grind some salt and pepper over the contents of the bowl, and add any seasonings you like.
- Scoop into the squash “bowls”. If there are any leftovers, add them to the leftovers already in the refrigerator.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so, until heated through.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool a few minutes before placing on a plate or in a bowl to eat.
- Use fresh, organic garden produce when available for the best taste.
- Serve this with fresh, raw vegetables and fruit water for added nutrients.
- If you have access to an oven or a microwave at work, wrap the second stuffed squash and bring it with you.