Squash with Vegetarian Sausage and Rice Stuffing

A hearty filling turns acorn squash into a meatless main dish that goes from start to finish in under 30 minutes.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

1
medium acorn squash
1/2
cup Green Giant® frozen sweet peas
1/2
cup water
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup uncooked instant brown rice
3
frozen meatless breakfast sausage patties (from 8-oz box)
2
tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. In 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish, place squash halves, cut side down. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 9 to 11 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat peas, water, thyme and salt to boiling over high heat. Stir in rice; return to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Heat 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage patties; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly heated, breaking up patties into 1/2-inch pieces as they thaw.
  • 4 Fluff rice mixture with fork; stir in sausage and cheese. Spoon rice mixture into squash halves.
  • 1 Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. In 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish, place squash halves, cut side down. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 9 to 11 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat peas, water, thyme and salt to boiling over high heat. Stir in rice; return to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Heat 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage patties; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly heated, breaking up patties into 1/2-inch pieces as they thaw.
  • 4 Fluff rice mixture with fork; stir in sausage and cheese. Spoon rice mixture into squash halves.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

By choosing meatless sausage, you can save about half the fat grams per patty compared to using pork or beef sausage.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
75g
75%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.