Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash

Variation of PaleOMG’s 5-ingredient breakfast stuffed acorn squash.

Finally, I have some time (although not much) to sit down and write! I’ve been a studying machine lately and it’s going to continue hardcore the rest of this week and next. I’m thankful for this outlet … it gives me a break and relieves stress.

So as you can guess, I spent most of my weekend studying — very exciting, I know, but also very necessary. Naturally, I found time to cook and eat well though because it’s a must in my book. After all, good food contributes to my entire well being, performance and learning capabilities. I’m really hoping my diet contributes to a successful midterm next week when I’ll be asked to show origins, insertions and actions of various muscles (don’t know what I’ll be given) on a skeleton. I have so much to memorize, it’s terrifying.

Anyway, one of the things I made this weekend was PaleOMG’s 5-ingredient breakfast stuffed acorn squashI made a few changes to make it my own, and it turned out great. Here are the ingredients I used:

  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 tsp bacon fat
  • 1/2  lb or so smoked turkey kielbasa, sliced (no sugar added)
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 5 chard leaves, chopped
  • 1 green apple, chopped
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
The yolk is in there — it just got hidden. I wanted it exposed like PaleOMG’s, but I think my squash was stuffed so full that the yolk got engulfed by the white. There wasn’t room for it to run anywhere else!

I sautéed the apple with the onion and garlic in bacon fat. Then, once softened, I added the kielbasa (which was already cooked) and chard. I followed her instructions pretty closely for the rest. The hardest part is scooping out the acorn squash without tearing the skin — very tricky. I ended up not scooping all the way to the edges to prevent tearing. Then I scooped it out and at it later with my meal. Problem solved! Also, I ate my squash boat with avocado slices.

These are mighty tasty and there’s many combinations you can do. Also, if you haven’t been to PaleOMG’s site, I highly recommend checking it out. Juli is awesome, funny, honest and comes up with some wicked awesome recipes.

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8 thoughts on “Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Ashley W. October 29, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Looks tasty. Where do you get your turkey kielbasa from?

    • paleoinpdx October 29, 2012 / 5:40 pm

      I actually found it at Trader Joe’s! It has no added sugars or anything!

  2. paleoinpdx October 29, 2012 / 5:38 pm

    Thanks! I can’t take all the credit, especially for the egg, but I have to say that my version came out pretty darn good!

  3. Cinnamoneats October 29, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    Oh this look fantastic! Definitely going on my list and I’m sure the husband would love it as well! I love anything to do with squash 🙂

  4. Alissa October 30, 2012 / 3:28 am

    I’ve been curious about this recipe too. Good luck on your midterms!

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