Leftovers?

Ya..I have them..and so do you! Leftovers stacked up in my fridge from the glorious Thankgiving holiday. What to do with them>> well, I personally have tons of turkey left. Hmmm..turkey sandwich? SURE! How about tossing it in with a salad, or whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce. Sounds great to me! OR….
Southwestern Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

INGREDIENTS:
3 acorn squash, (3/4-1 pound each)
1 cup shredded turkey breast
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper,chopped
1/2 frozen whole kernal corn
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups chopped cherry tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed
1/2 teaspoon salt
Several dashes hot red pepper sauce, to taste
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut squash in half horizontally. Scoop out and discard seeds. Place the squash cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 35 minutes.
Meanwhile, lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add turkey and heat, stirring and breaking up with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion, corn and bell pepper; cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, beans, salt and hot sauce, scraping up any browned bits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until the tomatoes are broken down, 10 to 12 minutes.
When the squash are tender, reduce oven temperature to 325°. Fill the squash halves with the turkey mixture. Top with cheese. Place on the baking sheet and bake until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
Nutritional Information:
Makes 4 Servings
Per serving: 259 calories
7 g fat
29 mg cholesterol
38 g carbohydrates
15 g protein
7 g fiber
482 mg sodium

Comments

  1. Natalie Brouse says:

    Amber, your blog is so fun! You find such yummy and creative recipes! Thanks for sharing. I will have to try some once I get some free time hehe. :)

    Natalie

  2. Wow, these look so GOOD! I am making a cookbook for my mom for Christmas, and I just added this to it! Hope you don't mind (I won't be making money off it or anything).

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