Open Accessibility Menu
Hide

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update Learn More

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Sausage and Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare

Recipe from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 (12-ounce) delicata squashes, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 (1-pound) red onion, cut into 12 wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Place whole squashes in a roasting pan. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until just tender. Let stand for 15 minutes. Halve squashes. Scoop out seeds; discard.
  3. Preheat broiler to high.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add Italian sausage to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove sausage from pan; drain on paper towels. Wipe drippings from pan with a paper towel.
  5. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add celery; sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in sausage, rice, and next 5 ingredients (through Parmesan). Divide rice mixture evenly among squash halves. Sprinkle evenly with Swiss cheese. Arrange squash halves on a baking sheet; broil 4 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted.

Makes: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 stuffed squash)

Nutrition Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 403
  • Fat: 12.6 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 4.4 g.
  • Iron: 3.1 g.
  • Sodium: 636 mg
  • Carbs: 61 g.
  • Fiber: 7.1 g.
  • Protein: 16.7 g.