Its fall y’all!
My favorite time of year for so many reasons, but I just love fall flavors! While pumpkin is scrumptious, it is not my favorite but I do love autumnal fruits and veggies, even combining them for unique flavors.
Seriously, who ever thought mixing protein, with a vegetable and multiple fruits would be so delicious and absolutely satisfying.
Take for instance this Turkey stuffed acorn squash.
With fresh apple, tart cranberries, lean turkey and oh-so-delicious bacon this scrumptious supper was so filling and satisfying. You almost wouldn’t know it was good for you!
This recipe requires time and multi-tasking to prepare, but it is fairly simple and totally worth it. Save it for a night when you’ll be in from work early with no where to be, or prepare it for a fabulous weekend dinner with the family.
And whatever you do, don’t be afraid of the acorn squash.
So many people are afraid to cook with them because they think it is difficult!
It’s really not!
This delicious recipe requires you to use fresh ingredients, otherwise the flavor just isn’t going to be there. The dried cranberries I used are no sugar added and are Paleo approved. I also used nitrate-free bacon because; one, excessive nitrates give me headaches, two, it’s one less unnatural preservative our body doesn’t need, and three, it just tastes better!
The presentation of this is so pretty, it would make a great company dinner dish as well. Serve it up with garlic roasted green beans, and maybe a crisp green salad, utilizing some of the dried cranberries and add a few pecans with a French vinaigrette.
Click Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash for the full printable recipe!
Carrying on the theme of dinner, apple dumplings would make a fabulous dessert to accompany this meal!
What are some of your favorite fall flavors?