Baked Stuffed Winter Squash Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 3  acorn squash, halved and seeded
<br>- 1 tablespoon olive oil
<br>- 1 medium onion, chopped
<br>- 1 stalk celery, chopped
<br>- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
<br>- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
<br>- 1  egg, beaten
<br>- ½ cup dry bread crumbs
<br>- ½ cup raisins
<br>- ½ cup chopped pecans
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
<br>step 2: Place squash halves cut side down in baking pans. Fill pans with about 1/2 inch water. Bake squash 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender.
<br>step 3: While squash bakes, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place onions and celery in the skillet, and cook until tender. Stir in the sausage and thyme. Cook and stir until evenly brown.
<br>step 4: Remove squash from the oven, and carefully scrape the pulp from the rinds. Set rinds aside. Place the pulp in a bowl, and mash with a potato masher. Mix in the cooked sausage mixture, egg, bread crumbs, raisins, and pecans. Scoop into the reserved rinds. Set stuffed squash in the baking dishes.
<br>step 5: Bake 25 minutes in the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, until heated through.
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Ingredients
- 3 acorn squash, halved and seeded
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 egg, beaten
- ½ cup dry bread crumbs
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: Place squash halves cut side down in baking pans. Fill pans with about 1/2 inch water. Bake squash 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender.
step 3: While squash bakes, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place onions and celery in the skillet, and cook until tender. Stir in the sausage and thyme. Cook and stir until evenly brown.
step 4: Remove squash from the oven, and carefully scrape the pulp from the rinds. Set rinds aside. Place the pulp in a bowl, and mash with a potato masher. Mix in the cooked sausage mixture, egg, bread crumbs, raisins, and pecans. Scoop into the reserved rinds. Set stuffed squash in the baking dishes.
step 5: Bake 25 minutes in the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven, until heated through.

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