Meal Kit

Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

With Black Beans, Southwestern Spices, and Mexican Cheese

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk

  • Under 625 calories
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There are some upsides to colder weather. Case and point: Acorn Squash. We stuffed these golden gourds with a delicious mix of black beans, lean ground turkey, and red bell pepper, and smothered it with zesty melted Mexican cheese. The result is a healthy meal that will help you transition with the seasons.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • 15½ oz. Canned Black Beans
  • 14 oz. Ground Turkey
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
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    1½ oz. Cheddar-Jack Cheese, Shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. Home Chef Southwest Seasoning
  • 3 Parsley Sprigs
  • 2 Garlic Cloves

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil or use a nonstick baking sheet. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Chop onion into ½" pieces. Chop green bell pepper into ½" pieces. Roughly chop parsley and garlic cloves. Cut acorn squash in half. Remove the seeds by scooping them out with a metal spoon.

  2. 2

    Cook the Acorn Squash

    Place the squash on the baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tsp. of olive oil over each acorn squash. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place the squash in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the golden inside of the squash is fork tender. Remove from the oven, but leave on the baking sheet.

  3. 3

    Brown the Turkey

    While the acorn squash is cooking, brown the turkey. Heat a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tsp. olive oil to the pot. When hot, add turkey and cook, stirring occasionally until browned and no pink remains, about 8-10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Prepare the Stuffing

    When turkey is browned, strain the turkey in a colander (to remove any lingering oil) and place back in to the pot. Add the onion, bell pepper, black beans, and southwest seasoning. Stir occasionally over medium heat until all ingredients are warm and beginning to soften. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir gently so the beans don’t become mashed.

  5. 5

    Stuff the Acorn Squash

    Stuff the roasted squash with the turkey and vegetable stuffing. Top with shredded cheese and place the squash back in the oven. Cook for an additional 6-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Place an acorn squash in the middle of the plate. Garnish with chopped parsley and a crack of freshly ground black pepper.

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