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Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Aged Gouda

Wisconsin Cheese Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Aged Gouda Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes
Servings
4

Ingredients

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gouda can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Cut tops off of squash; remove seeds and discard. Brush cut sides of squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place squash cut side down on prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer sausage to a bowl. Wipe out the pan.
  4. Sauté onion in remaining olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add apples and sage; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in the spinach, apple butter and sausage. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes longer or until heated through. Remove from the heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups gouda.
  5. Spoon sausage mixture into squash. Bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining gouda. Bake for 5-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

This traditional, Dutch-style, whole raw milk gouda cheese is handcrafted in small batches and aged for 12-18 months. It's firm, slightly crystalized but has a buttery texture and sharp, rich flavors.

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