I found some of these cutie squashes at the Farmer’s Market and scooped up a few of them to try at home. I was thinking that I’d like to stuff them full of sausage and kale and roast them with mushrooms and blue cheese on top. The blue cheese was a good call. The intense honeysweet squash paired with the stank of blue cheese equals: Wondertwins form of fancy mouth!
Stuffed Honeynut Squash
Preheat Oven: 400
Prep: Cut tiny cute squashes in half, scoop out their seeds. Brush with olive oil/coconut oil/bacon fat, whatever you’re into these days. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and fresh grated nutmeg. Roast for 30 minutes or until very soft and easily pierced with your finger (or a fork if you’re fancy.)
1lb. Any sort of sausage, but remove the casings if they come link style (I used sweet italian)
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 ribs of celery chopped
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
2 carrots finely chopped
5-6 kale leaves chopped into bite size pieces (I left the stems on and put them in the food processor for a couple of seconds until the stems were tiny bites)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup turkey stock (I have lots of stock from my turkey right now but you can use whatever)
Blue Cheese wedge cut into slices or crumbled into bits.
Brown your sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, celery, carrot and stir it until the onions turn translucent. Add the turkey stock to deglaze and scrape up the bits, turn heat down to low and add the kale and parsley, giving it a stir so everything’s coated.
When honeynuts are out of the oven, scoop out some of the flesh in each of the boats to create space for stuffing to happen. Add the scooped butternut to your stuffing mix and stir it up, it’ll help bind it all together into a delicious gloop.
Heap the stuffing into the butternut boats, top with blue cheese and put back into the oven for another 15 minutes or so until the cheese is melty and the stuffing’s bubbly.
*Not everybody in my family likes blue cheese so I left it off a few honeynuts. They missed out but I didn’t rub it in.