Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash


Delicata squash has skin that's so thin and tender, you'll have no trouble eating it after it's roasted.

Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 18 mins


  • 2 medium delicata squash (about 1-pound each), halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 3 teaspoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 ounce uncooked sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 8 cup torn fresh kale, stems removed

  • cup golden raisins

  • cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese

  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts

  • 2 tablespoon Panko bread crumbs

  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush cut sides of squash evenly with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Sprinkle with the 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Place cut sides up on a large baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet heat the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage, onion, and garlic. Cook about 10 minutes or until sausage is browned and onion is tender, stirring to break sausage apart. Add kale, raisins, and broth; stir to combine. Cover; cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until kale is wilted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Spoon sausage mixture evenly into squash halves. In a small bowl stir together walnuts, bread crumbs, and nutmeg. Sprinkle evenly over sausage mixture. Bake for 10 minutes or until squash is tender and topping is golden.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
13g Fat
46g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 179.5mg 898%
Calcium 344mg 26%
Iron 4.6mg 26%
Potassium 1438mg 31%
Folate, total 75.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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