Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

What happens when you stuff an acorn squash with turkey chili? You have an edible bowl that's not just good for you, it tastes great too!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 acorn squash, halved, seeded
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 10 ounces canned Rotel mild tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tablespoons shredded sharp cheese (omit for Whole 30 and dairy free)
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Place squash halves on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake until soft, 30 to 35 minutes.
  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 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 about 25 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove bay leaf, flip the squash over and fill each half with 3/4 cup chili.
  8. Top with cheese and bake until melted, about 5 minutes. Top with cilantro.
To reheat, bake in a 350F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 stuffed half
  • Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories: 320 calories
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 91mg
  • Sodium: 650mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29.5g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 28g

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