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It’s been forever and a day that I have posted a recipe but I’m back with the perfect seasonal dish, Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings. You have got to try them on your holiday table this fall. I really think you are going to love them. I mean what’s not to love chicken sausage, bread, sweet mini peppers and cheese. Ummm, can you say YUM?!
When I’m not busy doing sponsored posts, I sometimes look for new and creative recipes to share with you guys, I have really been wanting to do a recipe with acorn squash and thought this would be the perfect time of year. And to be honest, I’m not sure about you but I am always looking for new sides to add to my Thanksgiving table. While I’ll never give up on my favorites like oven roasted asparagus, stuffed peppers and eggplant rollatini, it’s always fun to add new traditions and recipes to the table.
Since I will basically stuff anything, I thought these acorn squash rings would be good to try, I’ve seen so many recipes online for stuffed acorn squash boats but I really wanted this side dish to be quick and easy so I decided the best way to speed up the process was to cut the acorn squash into rings. They still make a beautiful presentation!
The key to this dish is to cook the chicken sausage thoroughly and to make sure you use enough liquid to soften up the stuffing cubes. I also like to keep the veggies diced on the smaller side. I used my Pampered Chef Manual Food Processor for this. I just rough cut the peppers, shallots, garlic and sage before placing into the chopper and then in just a few seconds, had the perfect mirepoix of diced vegetables. I like to use mini peppers for this recipe as they are oh so colorful and tend to cook a touch quicker (in my opinion).
Since this is a two step recipe it might take a little bit of extra time but overall, you can have this dish done in 45 mins with all the prep. While your cooking your chicken sausage, you can chop all the veggies at once in your chopper and then move onto slicing the rings. Once that is done you will be ready to put the sausage mixture together with the bread cubes and begin to stuff the rings. They only need to bake in a preheated oven for approximately 25 – 30 minutes. You can cover the squash with foil at the end if the tops of the stuffing start to get too dark. I think 30 minutes is plenty of time.
So now that you have my tips and tricks for a delicious and simple side for the holidays, go on and get started! Oh and of course, let me know what you think!
If you like foods that get stuffed then you might also like these …..
- Mini Stuffed Peppers
- Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
- Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Baby Bella Stuffed Mushrooms
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