Delicata Squash Meat Boats

I cook at home a lot because I love to be creative in the kitchen and experiment with different recipes and ingredients. Home-cooked meals also tend to be healthier than eating out since I can control the quality of the ingredients and the portions. Furthermore, I find cooking to be a great stress reliever since it’s a creative outlet that allows me to relax and take my mind off of daily stresses. Lastly, cooking at home helps me save money since I can buy ingredients in bulk and plan meals that stretch my budget.

Delicata squash meat boats are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy a variety of flavors. The squash itself is a sweet and mild-tasting vegetable, providing a unique flavor to the dish. The squash is also packed with nutrients like vitamins A and C, and it’s high in fiber. The addition of your favorite ground meat and vegetables to the squash boats adds even more flavor and texture. This dish is easy to make and can be cooked in a variety of ways, from baking in the oven to grilling on the stove.

You can customize the ingredients to your liking, making it perfect for picky eaters. The squash is mild enough to take on the flavors of the ingredients you add, and the natural sweetness of the squash makes it a great canvas for any spices, herbs, or sauces you want to add. You can also use the squash boats as a way to use up any leftover vegetables you have.

Not only is this dish delicious, but it’s also incredibly healthy. The squash packs a punch of vitamins and minerals, while the ground meat and vegetables provide lean protein and fiber. This is a great way to get a balanced meal in one dish. Plus, delicata squash is low in calories, so you can enjoy this dish without any guilt.

Delicata Squash Meat Boats

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Recipe by Dish Lingo Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

25

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

320

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

5

minutes

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Ingredients

  • 2 small 2 acorn squashes, or 1 large

  • 1 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon 1 olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 black pepper (or less to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon 1 fresh rosemary

  • 3 cloves 3 garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 pound 1/2 sausage

  • 1 1 apple, chopped

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Using a sharp knife, cut off the very top and bottom of each squash to create a flat base on each side.
  • Slice the squash in half, and scrape out the seeds to create individual bowls for the stuffing.
  • Drizzle each squash half with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Roast in a preheated oven at 400˚F for 40 minutes - or until fork tender.
  • While squash is roasting - in a large fry pan over medium heat - heat oil and add Onion, Celery, Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary. Cook until onions begin to soften.
  • Add Garlic and Sausage until sausage is browned on all sides.
  • Add Apple until slightly softened. Optional - add Parmesan cheese just until incorporated. Remove from heat.
  • Once Squash has finished roasting (when you can easily poke it with a fork), remove it from the oven and fill each with prepared stuffing mixture.
  • Return to Oven for 10 minutes - adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese (optional) to the top for the final 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy!