Kale and Sausage Multigrain Stuffed Acorn Squash

Impress your family or dinner guests with this beautiful and delicious Kale and Sausage Multigrain Stuffed Acorn Squash made with Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 60 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 1 hr 15 mins


  • 2 acorn squash, cut in half, seeded
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 bag Minute® Rice & Quinoa
  • 1/2 lb Italian sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch kale, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • This colorful and delicious Kale and Sausage Multigrain Stuffed Acorn Squash dish is perfect to serve your family for dinner tonight. Or make it for your next dinner party and impress your guests!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

    Step 2

  • Drizzle each squash half with 1/2 tablespoon oil. Place cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 40 to 45 minutes, or until squash is tender.

    Step 3

  • Prepare rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 4

  • Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a large skillet on high.

    Step 5

  • Brown sausage for 5-7 minutes.

    Step 6

  • Add onion, celery, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until onion is translucent.

    Step 7

  • Add kale and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until kale is wilted.

    Step 8

  • Remove pan from heat and stir in dried cherries, rosemary, thyme and rice and quinoa. Season with salt and pepper.

    Step 9

  • Scoop rice mixture into cooked squash halves. Sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese.

    Step 10

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until topping begins to brown. Serve with any extra stuffing.

Quick and Easy Stuffed Squash

If you’re looking for a unique dish that will impress the guests at your next dinner party, or just looking to try something different for dinner with your family tonight, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Take a hint from your favorite recipe for stuffed peppers and try this recipe for Kale and Sausage Multigrain Stuffed Acorn Squash made with Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa. This dish is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious. On top of that, it covers all of the food groups!

Though this simple recipe takes just over an hour to make, most of that time consists of roasting the squash in the oven, so you can prepare the rest of the ingredients while that happens. With minimal effort, enjoy this colorful and tasty dinner with your family and friends.

Filled with Flavor

This recipe is veggie-forward but, thanks to some sausage in the mix, its umami taste will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting to make it again and again.

You’ll love the combination of sweet, roasted acorn squash combined with multigrain rice and quinoa and flavorful Italian sausage. Kale, dried cherries, aromatic veggies, herbs and Parmesan also step in to boost the flavor and nutrients in this powerhouse dish. Get your grocery list ready, because this recipe is well worth every minute it takes to make.