Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash, halved, seeded
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 10 ounces canned tomatoes with green chilies
  • ½ cup canned tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tablespoons shredded sharp cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Place squash halves on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. In a large skillet, brown turkey over medium-high heat then season with salt and pepper.
  4. When meat is browned and cooked through add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add the can of tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and bay leaf.
  6. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat about 25 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove bay leaf, flip the squash over and fill each half with ¾ cup chili.
  8. Top with cheese and bake until melted, about 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

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