Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

2 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 30 minutes

total time


1 Acorn Squash (large or 2 small ones , cut in the half)

1 lbs ground turkey

1/2 Yellow onions (large or one small one, chopped)

1 celery stalk (chopped)

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/2 apple (peeled and chopped)

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon bread crumbs (plain)

3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)

1/2 cup chicken stock

1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt

3 tablespoon of olive oil

Salt and pepper for taste


Preheat the oven to 400 F

Cut the bottom and the top of the squash to have flat surfaces on both sides

Cut the squash in the middle (vertically)

Using a spoon scoop out all the seeds

Brush both halves of the squash with olive oil, season with garlic salt, and pepper

Place the squash in the oven and roast for 50 min to 1 hour

In the meantime heat up another tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet

Add turkey, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the meat is cooked through

Remove the meat from the pan

Add some more olive oil

Add onions and dried thyme and cook until the onion is translucent (5 minutes)

Add celery, apple, and cranberries and cook for another 3-4 minutes

Return the meat to the pan

Add chicken stock, salt, and pepper and cook for another 3 minutes

Add breadcrumbs and cheese

Stir everything well and check for seasoning

Fill out the squash with the meat stuffing

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.


Serving Size



474 kcal

Total Fat

7 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat



129 mg


297 mg

Total Carbohydrate

48 g

Dietary Fiber

6 g

Total Sugars

16 g


59 g

2 servings


15 minutes

active time

1 hour 30 minutes

total time
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