Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Aged Gouda

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



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


  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 into 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 and slightly crystalized but has a buttery texture and sharp, rich flavors.

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