2 medium acorn squash (1 - 1 1/2 pounds)
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
4 strips turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 thinly sliced green onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

4 servings


Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash flesh side down on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until tender. Carefully scoop out squash, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. In a large bowl, combine the squash pulp with the remaining ingredients. Spoon into shells. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and top is golden brown. Store leftovers in the refrigerator within two hours.

Nutritional Analysis: 
210 calories
9g total fat
3g saturated fat
25mg cholesterol
710mg sodium
27g total carbohydrate
4g fiber
1g total sugars
0g added sugars
9g protein
0% DV vitamin D
15% DV calcium
15% DV iron
20% DV potassium

Twice Baked Acorn Squash

Kentucky Proud Project
County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences 
University of Kentucky, Dietetics and Human Nutrition Students

August, 2022

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