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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Servings per Recipe
Nutrition Facts
Calories : 450
Fat : 7 g
Sodium : 310 mg
Total Carbohydrates : 29 g
Fiber : 5 g
Protein : 25 g
1 medium to large acorn squash
4 ounces lean ground turkey
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup prepared barley
1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Wash hands with soap and water.
Cut squash in half from stem to tip. Use a sharp knife and a firm grip. Break squash in half and scoop out seeds with a sturdy metal spoon.
Place squash halves, face side up, on a cookie sheet. Spray surfaces with non-stick cooking spray. Roast in oven for 45-60 minutes, until flesh is tender throughout.
Heat a large skillet on stovetop and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Sauté ground turkey, chopped onions, and red bell pepper until turkey is cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165 degrees F) and vegetables are tender, about 5-10 minutes. Season with black pepper and garlic powder. Add cooked barley.
Stuff squash with ground turkey mixture. Top each with 1/4 cup cheese. Place in oven for 2-5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

You can save seeds and roast like you would pumpkin seeds!