ground turkey stuffed acorn squash


So flavorful, light, and satisfying, the seasoned ground turkey makes the perfect filling for the roasted acorn squash. Surprisingly simple to prepare, the presentation is lovely, and the taste is delectable.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 295 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs extra lean ground turkey
  • 4 medium acorn squash (halved and seeded)
  • 2 large sized granny smith apples (finely diced)
  • 3 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Lightly mist acorn squash halves with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast in oven for about 15 minutes….just enough to heat the squash through, then remove from oven and set aside.
  3. While the squash is roasting, pray a large skillet with cooking spray or an olive oil mister and set over medium high heat. Add in turkey, and cook until no longer pink. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Lower oven temp to 375.
  5. Spoon turkey mixture evenly into all 8 acorn squash halves. Place squash into a large baking dish and fill the base with hot water to a depth of about 1/2 inch. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake uncovered for about another 20 minutes, or until the squash is very tender and begins to brown.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 8 servings

Serving size is 1 stuffed acorn squash half

Each serving = 3 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 2.2g 11%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 930mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 39.1g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%
Sugars 7.3g
Protein 19.5g 39%
Calcium 10%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.