Creamy Sausage-Stuffed Butternut or Delicata Squash

Creamy Sausage-Stuffed Butternut or Delicata Squash

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Italian sausage in a creamy tomato sauce nestled into squash halves makes for a cozy meal just about a chilly frosty evening. This recipe works next either butternut or delicata squash. Delicata squash is delicious, but its hard to locate outside the end months.

The ingredient of Creamy Sausage-Stuffed Butternut or Delicata Squash

  1. 2 butternut squash or delicata squash, medium
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 pound mild Italian sausage removed from casings
  4. 1/2 onion medium, finely diced
  5. 1 clove garlic minced
  6. 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  7. 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz. per can
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. black pepper to taste
  10. 1/4 cup muggy cream
  11. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  12. 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

The instruction how to make Creamy Sausage-Stuffed Butternut or Delicata Squash

  1. Preheat the oven to 400u00b0F.
  2. Cut the rough ends from the squash. With a sharp knife, slice the squash in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to remove the seedy internal cavity from each squash half. Arrange the halves cut-side down onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Roast the squash for 40-45 minutes on the middle rack of the oven, until it is fork-tender. While the squash bakes, prepare the creamy sausage filling.
  4. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and pour in the olive oil. Once the oil is shimmering, add the sausage and diced onion. Saute for 6-7 minutes, breaking up the meat with a rubber spatula as it cooks, until it is browned and the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and oregano and cook for 30 seconds longer, until fragrant.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour the diced tomatoes into the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to bubble and the liquid has reduced slightly. Add the heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese and stir. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes until the cream is gently bubbling. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the squash halves so they are cut-side up. Divide the sausage mixture evenly between each squash half, gently packing it into the center cavity. Divide the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over each mound of filling.
  7. Return the baking sheet to the middle rack of the oven, and bake for 11-14 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly golden.
  8. Check to see that squash is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  9. Transfer the squash halves to serving plates and enjoy immediately.

Nutritions of Creamy Sausage-Stuffed Butternut or Delicata Squash

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