Using up Thanksgiving leftovers has never been so easy or delicious. In fact, this is a great dish to make even when there are no leftovers: simply prepare a box of stuffing, stir in cooked turkey or chicken from one of the easy modules found on this site, and proceed with the recipe below.
2 small winter squash, such as acorn or sweet dumpling
1/2 cup water
2 cups prepared turkey stuffing
1/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce, or chopped fresh cranberries
1/2 cup apples, unpeeled and finely chopped
2 cups leftover cooked turkey, diced
6 tablespoons melted butter
salt and freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Cut the squashes in half, scrape out the seeds and fibers, and place, cut side down, in a glass casserole dish that will accommodate the squashes in a single layer.
- Pour the water over, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave 15-20 minutes or until the squashes are tender.
- Meanwhile, mix the stuffing, cranberry sauce, apples, and turkey.
- When the squash halves are tender, drain off the water in the dish and turn the squash halves cut side up (if necessary slice off a very thin piece of the squash so that it sits flat in the dish); drizzle 1 tablespoon of the melted butter into each of the halves and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Divide the stuffing mixture among the four squash halves and drizzle with the remaining butter.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 232
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 52% Protein 6% Carb. 42%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Sodium 709 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 176% Vitamin C 43% Calcium 0% Iron 7%