Acorn Squash With Ground Chicken


  1. 2 medium acorn squash, sliced down middle with seeds removed
  2. 1 pound ground lean chicken meat
  3. 1/4 cup pesto (I like @gothamgreens)
  4. 1 package baby leaf spinach
  5. 1/2 package -4 Tbsp pine nuts
  6. 1-2 Tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
  7. Grated Parmesan cheese
  8. 4 Tbsp chopped fresh basil


  1. 1Preheat oven to 375.
  2. 2Place acorn squash flat side down on parchment paper lined baking sheet, after spraying with a touch of olive oil.
  3. 3Bake for 30 mins
  4. 4While squash is in oven, add 1 Tbsp olive oil to a large cooking pan on stove.
  5. 5Sauté spinach until it begins to wilt.
  6. 6Add ground chicken, stirring occasionally until fully cooked (opaque in color). Add cauliflower and stir in.
  7. 7Add pesto. Mix well and simmer on low for 5 more minutes.
  8. 8Remove mixture from stove and add evenly to acorn squash halves.
  9. 9Drizzle with extra pesto, sprinkle pine nuts and add grated Parmesan as desired.
  10. 10Place back in oven on broil for 2-3 mins until top browns.
  11. 11Remove and garnish with fresh basil. ENJOY!!!!

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