Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash Pizza Boats
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Serves: 6 Squash Boats
  • 3 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and holes poked on exterior (see photo)
  • 1 lb spicy italian sausage (casings removed)
  • 1½ cup tomato sauce (your choice)
  • 18 Turkey Pepperoni slices
  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  1. First preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Next drizzle olive oil over your butternut squash halves (all over, inside & out) and then sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place squash halves face down (so skin up) on baking sheet and set in oven for 35-40 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool until you can handle.
  4. In a pan over medium heat, brown your italian sausage and then drain the fat. Set aside.
  5. Once your butternut squash is cool enough to handle discard the seeds/membranes.
  6. Next carefully scoop out all of the squash boats and place the squash meat into the same pan that your italian sausage is in. Mix together the squash and italian sausage and then evenly distribute squash mixture back into each squash boat.
  7. Add a ¼ cup of sauce over each boat, spreading out evenly over sausage/squash mixture.
  8. Next lay 3 pepperoni slices on top of each. Sprinkle a ¼ cup of shredded cheese over each and then place back onto baking sheet (if not already on).
  9. minutes before you are ready to eat place squash back into preheated oven and bake until cheese has melted 6-8 minutes.
  10. Remove and serve warm.
Recipe by My Lavender Blues at