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Plant-Based Sausage Pizza–Stuffed Acorn Squash

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr
15 min
45 min
Not only is acorn squash one of fall’s finest offerings, with its rich and lightly sweet flavour, but its shape also invites you to stuff it with all kinds of delicious fillings. Here, we go with a pizza-inspired mixture that’s comprised of plant-based Italian sausage, canned tomatoes, and baby spinach. The sausage is so flavourful that you don’t need any other seasonings. It will likely be quite soft, but you can still chop it for even dispersal in the filling. This recipe makes two servings but can easily be doubled or tripled to serve more.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked acorn squash

1 medium

Kosher salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Baby spinach

1½ cup(s), chopped

No salt added diced tomatoes

½ cup(s), drained

Vegan sausage

3 oz, or vegetarian sausage, chopped

Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

6 tbsp(s), divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a small sheet pan with foil.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise; scoop out and discard the seeds and membranes. Coat the cut sides of the squash with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the squash halves cut side down on the prepared pan. Roast at 425°F for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss together the spinach, tomatoes, sausage, and 2 tbsp cheese. Remove the squash from the oven (leave the oven on). Turn the squash halves over, cut side up. Divide the spinach mixture evenly between the squash halves (they will be very full).
  4. Return the squash to the oven. Roast for 10 minutes. Sprinkle the remaining 4 tbsp cheese evenly over the squash halves. Roast until the sausage is cooked through and the squash is tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Serving size: 1 stuffed squash half