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Squash with Vegetarian Sausage and Rice Stuffing

A hearty filling turns acorn squash into a meatless main dish that goes from start to finish in under 30 minutes.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2

1
medium acorn squash
1/2
cup Green Giant™ frozen sweet peas
1/2
cup water
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup uncooked instant brown rice
3
frozen meatless breakfast sausage patties (from 8-oz box)
2
tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. In 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish, place squash halves, cut side down. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 9 to 11 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat peas, water, thyme and salt to boiling over high heat. Stir in rice; return to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • 3 Heat 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage patties; cook 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly heated, breaking up patties into 1/2-inch pieces as they thaw.
  • 4 Fluff rice mixture with fork; stir in sausage and cheese. Spoon rice mixture into squash halves.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

By choosing meatless sausage, you can save about half the fat grams per patty compared to using pork or beef sausage.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
590mg
590%;
Total Carbohydrate
75g
75%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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