Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash – healthy and delicious breakfast! Roasted acorn squash filled with sausage and topped with an egg!
I am forever looking for new breakfast ideas for myself. I’m not really into typical breakfast foods first thing in the morning (but I love a cinnamon roll in the afternoon or pancakes for dinner) and a girl can only have so many breakfast salads before she starts to lose it.
This Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash is my new favorite and I’m going through withdrawals right now because Trader Joe’s was out of acorn squash the other day and I’m refusing to go to any other grocery stores until the excitement of TJ’s wears off.
Life is rough.
- Acorn squash
- Coconut oil – or whatever your preferred cooking oil is
- Turkey breakfast sausage
- Roast halved acorn squash upside down on a baking sheet at 375F for about 25 minutes
- For filling, cook breakfast sausage and onion in coconut oil until sausage is cooked through
- Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, only 30 seconds or so
- Spoon sausage mixture into the roasted acorn squash and make a whole in the center of the filling for the egg
- Crack an egg into the center of each squash half
- Season with salt and pepper
- Bake about 15 minutes, or until eggs are set to your preference
Can You Make It Ahead?
I almost always prep a couple of these at once because they make sure easy, fast, healthy breakfasts.
You can prep the entire thing and just reheat in the microwave or if you like your eggs cooked fresh, just roast the squash and cook the sausage mixture and store it separately. When you’re ready to eat, just assemble the squash and add an extra 5 minutes or so to the bake time since you will be cooking from cold.
More Squash Recipes
- Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
- Butternut Squash and Crab Bisque
- Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
- Autumn Squash Soup
- Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili
- Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup
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- 1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, or olive oil
- 1/2 lean turkey breakfast sausage
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Place acorn squash cut-side down onto your baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until your acorn squash is soft when you press on the skin. Remove from oven and let cool.
- While your acorn squash is cooking, add coconut oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add breakfast sausage and cook, breaking it up, until almost no pink remains. Add onion and continue cooking until the sausage is cooked completely and the onion is translucent. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
- Spoon the sausage mixture into the cooked acorn squash halves and make a whole in the center for the egg. Crack an egg into each side of the acorn squash and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake another 10 - 15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your preference.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 200mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g