Italian Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
This Italian Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe is the ultimate comfort food and it's a complete meal with lots of veggies and protein. It's also low-carb, gluten-free and paleo-friendly! 
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2.84 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces italian pork sausage
  • 1 cups onion — diced
  • 1 cups Yellow Bell Pepper — diced
  • 1 cups broccoli — cut very small piece
  • 1/2 cup green olives — green stuffed olives
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder — ground chili pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut in half the squash lengthwise and remove seeds.
  3. Season the cut sides with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Place the halved squash on a baking sheet, flesh side down.
  5. Bake for 35-40 mins or until is tender.
  6. Keep the oven on.
  7. In a skillet brown the sausage over medium-high heat, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  8. Add the bell pepper, broccoli, green olives, ground chili pepper, salt and pepper. Cook for about 3-5 minutes.
  9. Divide the stuffing sausage mixture between the baked squash halves, and top with the cheese.
  10. Place the filled squash on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.
  11. Bake until the squash are heated through and the cheese melts.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, gluten-free, healthy, low-carb, lunch, paleo, Special Diet

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 317, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 879mg, Potassium: 545mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 13g

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