I’ve never made these before, so I was guessing the whole time I was coming up with the recipe. Sometimes this guessing method works, sometimes its disastrous. Happily, tonight was one of those sometimes. 😀
I admit, I had some help. The sage pork sausage is from Mt Vernon Farms and it is absolutely wonderful. It’s sausagey, but not TOO sausagey (I think it’s because they found a good balance between fennel seed and sage). I had it in my freezer from when I made sausage gravy and biscuits which only needed 1/2 lb of sausage. Anyways, the filling was quite tasty, but I’m sure you could sub any ground meat or beans and it would still be good – Just know that there is something heavenly about buttery squash and rich sage pork combined (just sayin).
Pork Stuffed Squash
- 1/2 Green Pepper. diced
- 1/2 Onion, diced
- Garlic, diced
- Butter/Olive Oil
- 1/2 lb cooked Pork Sausage (homemade or bought)
- Cheese (I used Havarti)
- Salt and Pepper
Cut the Squash in half, lengthwise. Drizzle them with a bit of olive oil and roast, cut side down, in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes until they are tender, but still hold together. While the squash is roasting, make the filling. I sauteed the Green Pepper and Onion for a few minutes in a butter and olive oil mix, seasoning them with some salt and pepper. When they were tender, I added the Pork and heated it through.
Take the squash out of the oven and when they have cooled a little, cut a little off the back so they will sit flat when you turn them over to stuff them. On the cut side of the squash, use a fork to pull some of the squash insides out, so it looks like a little canoe. I mixed the squash insides back into my filling cause I didn’t want to throw them away. Fill the canoe with the pork filling, top with a bit of cheese and bake until the cheese is melty.
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