Sausage Stuffed Squash Recipe Good Fall & Holiday Eating

sausage stuffed squash recipe

 Sausage Stuffed Squash Recipe Good Fall & Holiday Eating

What do ya do with all that beautiful winter squash? Ya, I really didn’t know either. I stumbled into a sausage stuffed squash recipe and thought “Holy Cow Ronni, that’s way better than the typical butter and brown sugar get up”… (Yeah, I thought exactly that!)

Of course, me being me… I had to change it up just a bit. The original recipe called for pine nuts, which I left off because Ethan would whine. Total party pooper. Also, I switched out Parmesan cheese for some fresh grated Mozzarella. Waaaaay better in my opinion. But, then again, what do I know. Bupkis, that’s what. Feel free to switch back. Or, better yet, make it your own and mix it up even more!

Sausage Stuffed Squash Recipe

sausage stuffed squash


2 Spaghetti Squash (halved & seeded) {also, great with acorn squash!)
1 TBSP Butter (melted)
1/4 TSP Garlic Salt
1/4 TSP Ground Sage
1 LB Ground Pork Sausage (regular seasoning)
1/2 Cup Onion (finely chopped)
1 Celery Rib (finely chopped)
4 OZ Mushrooms (chopped)
1 LRG Granny Smith Apple (cored and chopped)
1 Cup Fine Breadcrumbs (we bought them, but left-over bread from Thanksgiving would be perfect!)
1/2 TSP Fresh Sage
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
1 Egg (beaten)
2 TBSP Fresh Parsley (chopped)
1/2 Cup Fresh Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

sausage stuffed squash


In small mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic salt and 1/4 teaspoon sage. Brush over cut sides and cavity of squash. Salt and pepper to taste.
Place squash on large cookie sheet or baking dish.  Bake cut side up, at 400* for 1 hour. Squash should be tender, yet still holds its shape.
Meanwhile while squash is cooking, let’s make some sausage and apple for stuffing! Fry pork sausage until light brown. Remove pork to a colander to drain. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of the drippings from fry pan. Add onion, celery and mushroom; saute 4 minutes. Stir in apple and saute 2 more minutes. Smells good, huh?
Combine the pork, vegetables, and breadcrumbs in a large bowl.
Taste test time! Need anything extra? Season with sage, salt or pepper if needed.
Stir in the egg and add parsley.
Fill the squash halves with sausage stuffing. Fill until they are slightly mounded.
Cover with foil and return to oven and bake  for 20 more minutes. Uncover, add shredded cheese and pop back in over just until cheese is melted.
Garnish as desired with parsley and a bit more shredded mozzarella. Cut in 1/2 again and serve!

sausage stuffed squash

 Now isn’t this sausage stuffed squash recipe better than brown sugar and buttered squash?? Oh yeah, it totally is!
Does your family enjoy squash this time of year? Think you’ll be making this sausage stuffed squash recipe for them?
DO IT!!!!



  1. Wow, I love this – using the squash as the bowl – LOVE IT!!!

  2. You’ve been posting some great recipes lately. This looks delicious!

  3. This sounds delicious!

  4. You had me at Sausage stuffed!! Isn’t everything better stuffed with meat?HEHE. Your food reviews always make me so hungry.

  5. shonna coleman says

    I sooo need to start eating at your house!

  6. Okay, i have never been a big squash eater until this past summer, but i so have to try this recipe, it looks amazing.

  7. OM Goodness!! That looks sooooo good!! I’m seriously going to try that this weekend!!

  8. Keep cooking Grandma Juice – your recipes look great!

  9. Looks delicious, I love squash!

  10. You have been sharing some delicious recipes! This one sounds great, too! Thank you!

  11. Yum. love squash and did something similar, but with cous cous and nuts! You can see it here 🙂

  12. mechele johnson says

    Wow! Yummy! You may have just spoiled my diet!

  13. Ohh yum!! I think I just gained 15 lbs

  14. This is a really good idea and healthy too. I like the idea of substituting pasta for the squash.

  15. I’m always looking for a good sausage recipes! Thanks!!

  16. Wow I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks-thanks for sharing

  17. Jaime Nicole says

    That looks SO good – I love recipes where you can eat the bowl!

  18. Hmmm… I am intrigued. These are two flavors I would never put together, but I definitely would like to try it!

  19. I didn’t know squash could be used this way until I read your recipe.
    Thanks for sharing!

  20. I have never cooked with squash before, this looks amazing

  21. We love squash but I never thought to stuff it! What a great idea!

  22. Oh that looks really delicious! I’ve never cooked squash before but now I’m going to have to try it!

  23. Great way for me to learn how to cook LOL! Thank you for sharing yummy recipe!

  24. That looks very good!! I might just have to give it a try!

  25. That looks yummy!

  26. I love Squash but my husband doesn’t. He doesn’t like ANY type of squash either – I have tried it all. He suffers through it for the children, but prefers that I not go crazy with it often 🙂

  27. My Husband has been begging me to make something similar to this for a long time! I’m not a sausage person; but I also can’t see hamburger working as well with the squash. hmm…I might have to try it anyway.

  28. april yedinak says

    It is so creative how you used the squash as a bowl. This looks so tasty and autumnal. My grandma loves squash, I bet she would love this.

  29. This sounds amazing. I think even my pickiest kid would enjoy this. My youngest would also love how the squash was used as a bowl. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  30. Darlene Owen says

    Yummy, I would like both cheeses in it and I love the bowls.

  31. Oh that looks delicious and something I know my hubby would love.

  32. This is one of my favorite dishes this time of year. We love using acorn squash with sausage. So easy and delicious!

  33. Cindi Decker says

    I’ve been looking for some recipes to use for all the squash in our garden. I’ll definately have to try this.

  34. Gina Brickell says

    I’m not really a squash eater but my mother and husband are.. I would totally make this for them and I know they would love it!

  35. This sounds so yummy! I’m gonna try it!

  36. This sounds SO good! My husband loves squash and I’m always at a loss for what to do with it! Thanks, he’ll really enjoy this!

  37. This sounds so delicious. We eat squash but I usually make like a lasagna and layer everything meat and all. i especially like that apple was added too. Apples always go good with sausage I think. This would make a nice meal for in the fall when all the leaves are falling.
    Thanks for the great recipe.

  38. Looks delicious. Different than how I eat squash which is usually roasted.

  39. Chevy Reid Roper says

    This sounds and looks so yummy!!!

  40. This looks delicious, I had something similar with those UFO shaped summer squash this summer and it was super yummy!

  41. This looks wonderful! I love squash and this is a good way to spice it up!

  42. this sounds like a great recipie…my husband loves squash so i will be trying this recipie out…thanks for sharing!

  43. Julie Thompson says

    My kids are a big fan of squash and stuffed squash they would love this. thank you for sharing Happy holidays

  44. Well, no, it’s not better than brown sugar, just different (and delicious).

  45. Marti Parks says

    Oh yes, this is so definitely better than brown sugar and buttered squash. This looks fantastic!!

  46. This is sure an interesting recipe!
    I love all of the ingredients.
    Thank you.

  47. That looks good. I never would have thought of stuffing squash.

  48. Wow I have never made anyhing like his – looks great – A must try

  49. That looks delicious! The weather is finally cold enough for squash recipes like this one!

  50. Kathryn Costa says

    Totally looks yummy! Pinned onto my food board. Thanks for sharing!

  51. Deb Pelletier says

    I have never heard of this, sounds great.

  52. Judging by that recipe, I bet the Stuffed Squash tasted amazing! Gonna have to try this. Thanks 🙂

  53. Linda Meyers)Gabbard says

    looks and sounds delicious

  54. not a big squash fan, but this does look yummy!

  55. Donna Cheatle says

    OMG, that sounds amazing! we’ll be trying this out this week, thanks!

  56. That looks soooo good…my family would love this…must try it!

  57. This is a great recipe! I would like to try it also in a small pumpkin – slicing the top off and then filling it.

  58. Tanya White says

    This looks so delicious, I bookmarked this page and I will make this for myself and hubby, I bet we will enjoy it!

  59. Thank you for this recipe! My family will love this!

  60. Wow this looks awesome – and easy!

  61. Ellen Levickis says

    Yum! I love this stuff!

  62. shirley joyce says

    sounds so good am going to make this

  63. I love stuffed squash! Can’t wait to try it.

  64. Wish I had this recipe over Thanksgiving.

  65. That looks so good,never thought to stuff the squash with stuffing!

  66. a delicious way to use spaghetti sqaush

  67. I love savory squash- looks delish.

  68. sheri grennille says

    my mom used to make these, what a good memory – we will have to try this one since my daughter loves sausage.

  69. Trisha McKee says

    I am definitely going to try this- I think even my picky daughter would love this!

  70. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m gonna try this one soon!!