Roasting is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to prepare acorn squash.  Fill it up with this hearty stuffing by nutrition Expert Haley Goodrich, and you’ve got yourself the perfect meal!

Acorn squash is a winter squash that caramelizes beautifully when baked and makes two perfect bowls for stuffing. Acorn squash has become all the rage because it is a great source of fiber, vitamin A and folate. A serving of acorn squash also contains 37% and 26% of your daily vitamin C and potassium.

Farro is my favorite whole grain to use in savory dishes because of its texture, taste and nutrient profile. A 1/2 cup serving provides about 7 grams protein, 7 grams fiber and nutrients such as magnesium, B vitamins and iron. Farro adds a nutty, rustic taste that pairs perfectly with the sweet roasted acorn squash.

Add in goat cheese for a creamy element and sausage to amplify the flavor.

This recipe is the epitome of fall!

Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 2 acorn squash
  • 2-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups farro, cooked
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cups raw spinach, chopped
  • 3-4 oz goat cheese
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Pumpkin pie spice
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Haley Goodrich, RD, LDN is a private practice Registered Dietitian based in Pittsburgh, PA inspiring others to have a healthy relationship with food.  Specializing in disordered eating, intuitive eating, and GI disorders, Haley’s mission is to show that healthy doesn’t have to be restrictive or defined by how you compare to others. To stay inspired to be your healthiest you, visit Haley at INSPIRD Nutrition.

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