AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash

AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fall means squash season! My personal favorite is butternut squash soup, but it’s great to switch it up with other squashes.  This AIP stuffed acorn squash recipe is quick, nutrient-dense, and great for meal prepping.

The Recipe

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the squash in half, and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash face up in a pan, and brush the squash with olive oil.  Season with sea salt, pepper (omit if AIP), garlic powder, and bake for 40 minutes or until fork tender.

aip stuffed acorn squash

While the squash is cooking, cook the ground beef/turkey in a frying pan on medium heat. Season with salt and pepper (omit if AIP) and garlic powder.  When the meat is done cooking, transfer it to a separate bowl.  Leave some of the drippings in the pan to cook the onion, celery, and green pepper (omit if AIP) for 5 minutes.  Add the diced apple to the pan, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.  Once the veggies are tender, allow them to cool, and transfer them to the bowl with the ground meat.

AIP stuffed acorn squash AIP stuffed acorn squash

Mix the meat and veggies together, and taste.  You may choose to season with additional salt and pepper, garlic.  Some like 1/4 tsp sage for additional flavor, whereas others prefer a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg (use mace if AIP).  Once the seasonings are to your liking, beat an egg, and combine the whole mixture (eliminate egg if AIP, it will still taste great).  Stuff the peppers with the meat and veggie mixture, and cook the extra meat/veggies in a ramekin.  Bake another 15-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

AIP stuffed acorn squash AIP stuffed acorn squash

Allow the AIP stuffed acorn squash to cool and enjoy!

AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash AIP stuffed acorn squash

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AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash
AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 60 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 60 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
AIP Stuffed Acorn Squash
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut the squash in half, and remove the seeds
  3. Place the squash face up in a baking pan, and brush the squash with olive oil
  4. Sprinkle garlic powder, sea salt and pepper (omit if AIP) on the squash and bake for 40 minutes or until tender with a fork
  5. While the squash is baking, cook the ground beef/turkey on medium heat in a frying pan
  6. Add a dash of garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper (omit if AIP) to the meat
  7. When the the ground beef/turkey is done cooking, transfer it to a large bowl
  8. Leave a small amount of the drippings in the frying pan, and cook the onion, celery, and green pepper (omit if AIP) for about 5 minutes
  9. Add the diced apple to the frying pan, and cook another 3-4 minutes
  10. Once the veggies are tender (~8-10 minutes), let them cool, and transfer them to the bowl with the ground meat
  11. Mix the meat and veggies together, and taste. You may choose to season it with more salt, pepper, and/or garlic powder. Some like a 1/4 tsp of sage. Others prefer a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  12. When the seasonings are to your liking, beat an egg if using (omit if AIP), and combine the whole mixture
  13. Stuff your peppers with the meat and veggie mixture, and bake another 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown
  14. If there is extra meat/veggie mixture, cook it in a ramekin for the same 15-20 minutes
  15. Enjoy!
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