Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

How To Make Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

Serve this mild and savory turkey chili recipe that perfectly balances the slightly sweet acorn squash. No after-party leftovers with this edible bowl!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2acorn squash,halved, seeded
  • 1lbground turkey,93% lean
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • cuponion,chopped
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed
  • 10ozRotel mild tomatoes with green chilies,canned
  • ½cuptomato sauce,canned
  • ½cupwater
  • ¾tspcumin
  • ¼tspchili powder
  • ¼tsppaprika
  • 1bay leaf
  • 6tbspcheese,shredded sharp, omit for Whole 30 and dairy free
  • cilantro,fresh, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

  2. Place squash halves on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, until soft.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown turkey over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks into smaller pieces and season with salt and pepper.

  4. When meat is browned and cooked through, add onion and garlic; cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.

  5. Add the can of Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and bay leaf.

  6. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Remove bay leaf, flip the squash over and fill each half with ¾ cup of chili.

  8. Top with cheese and bake for about 5 minutes, until melted. Top with cilantro.


  • Calories: 394.69kcal
  • Fat: 17.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.85g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.08g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.46g
  • Fiber: 5.34g
  • Sugar: 5.43g
  • Protein: 31.81g
  • Cholesterol: 101.71mg
  • Sodium: 615.62mg
  • Calcium: 280.99mg
  • Potassium: 1431.90mg
  • Iron: 4.46mg
  • Vitamin A: 194.12µg
  • Vitamin C: 200.62mg
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