Did you know... Squash is one of the most versatile and delicious foods available throughout the world, and it packs a serious punch in terms of health and medicinal benefits.
Grated cheese is a great addition to this dish, add a pinch to the top just before serving.
How to Make:
- Preheat oven to 400° and place rack in the middle of the oven.
- Slice the tops off of the squash, scoop out the seeds and a little of the flesh to make a cavity for the filling. Set aside.
- Heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Cook the sausage until no longer pink. Add the onion and garlic and cook a few more minutes. Add the bell pepper, herbs, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally about 5 more minutes.
- Prepare the squash by filling the cavity of each squash with half of the mixture, and then place the "lids" on top of each squash. Bake for 30 minutes or until a fork can be easily inserted into the squash.
Pattypan squash is a variety of summer squash. You can also use a winter squash that has a "lid" for this recipe, acorn squash is a great alternative! The bake time will increase with the size of the squash, it's done when a fork can be easily inserted into the squash.