Stuffed Delicata Squash with Chicken Sausage-Mushroom Stuffing
Total Time: 40mins
Delicata is very versatile, one of my favorite ways to eat it is stuffed with a savory sausage stuffing made with celery, onion and mushrooms – a wonderful contrast to the sweet flavor of the squash.
3small delicata squash(about 16 ounces each, halved and seeded)
olive oil spray
14ozsweet Italian chicken sausage
4ozchopped fresh shiitake mushrooms
1sprig fresh thyme
6tbspshredded parmesan cheese
chopped parsley(for garnish)
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Spray the cut sides of the squash with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place face down on a large baking sheet. Bake until tender and browned on the edges, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large saute pan cook sausage on medium heat, breaking up the meat into small pieces as it cooks until the sausage is cooked through and is browned. Add the onion and celery; cook until celery is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the mushrooms and thyme to the pan, more salt and pepper if needed and cook, stirring 5 minutes, then cook covered for 2 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft and cooked through.
Divide (1/2 cup) between the squash, top with parmesan cheese and bake 10 minutes.