Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

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Brad December 22, 2020

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

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition

  • 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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