Healthy Spicy Turkey Sausage Squash Boats

squash boat with Chain Reaction spice and delicata squash, acorn squash

This recipe created especially for Casa M Spice Co®

These Healthy Spicy Turkey Sausage Squash Boats are quick to make with Casa M. Spice Co® Chain Reaction spice. Delicious homemade turkey sausage crumbles mixed with sweet potato, onion, chanterelles, red pepper and garlic all served in a “squash” boat. Use delicata squash, acorn squash, or butternut squash as your “boat.”

As many of you know I’m a brand ambassador for Casa M Spice Co® Spices. I just love their spices. Their Chain Reaction spice is my absolute favorite. It’s a spicy “Season-All” spice. You can use it in everything. This dish is simple to make because there are just two spices – Chain Reaction and a little kosher salt. When creating this recipe, I thought I might add some additional spices but you don’t need it! They’ve done all the hard work for you!

Usually I’m not a big fan of ground turkey but I knew this spice would make it taste fantastic and it certainly did! Feel free to use whatever fresh veggies you have on hand.

Is turkey sausage healthy for you?

Absolutely! This homemade turkey sausage contains less calories and less fat than pork sausage. And because you’re using the Chain Reaction Spice from Casa M Spice Co®, it’s lower in sodium too!

delicata, acorn and butternut squash on a wooden board

What kind of squash should I use?

My favorite squash to use for this dish is Delicata. The skin is super thin, so it’s easy to cut and you can even eat it! But you can use other kinds of squash as well. You may need to adjust the baking time.

Do you have to let the turkey and spices sit overnight?

With my Homemade Spicy Chicken Sausage recipe, I let the flavors marinate and sit overnight but for this recipe I wanted something quick and easy so chose not to do that. The results are still fantastic! You could certainly allow the flavors to sit overnight but it’s not necessary.

turkey sausage in a vacuum sealed bag

Could I freeze this spicy turkey sausage and use it in other dishes?

Certainly! If you’re going to use it in other dishes, make a triple batch, mix the turkey and the Chain Reaction Spice and salt together. Then freeze in vacuum sealed bags (paid link) in 1 lb. increments. When you’re looking for a quick meal, just thaw and cook. These turkey sausage crumbles would be great browned and sprinkled over pizza, in tacos, in rice bowls and even over a salad.

Spicy Turkey Sausage Patties in a pan

How can I turn this recipe into a Turkey Breakfast Sausage Recipe?

Instead of the turkey sausage crumbles mixed with veggies, you can easily turn this recipe into a fabulous turkey breakfast sausage recipe! Just mix together the ground turkey, onions, garlic, salt and Chain Reaction spice in a large bowl. Form into patties and fry in a nonstick skillet (paid link) with a little olive oil spray (paid link) until done.

Spicy Turkey Sausage Boats in Pictures:

squash scooped out, spoon, acorn, butternut and delicata squash

Scoop out the squash insides. Remove all of the seeds and pulp.

scooped out squash on a board with olive oil sprayer on a wooden board

Spray squash boat shells with olive oil spray (paid link) sprinkle with salt.

cut squash on a baking sheet

Place squash boat shells on a baking sheet (paid link) lined with parchment paper (paid link). Bake for about 25 minutes until tender. I like to use the Delicata squash because the skin is thin. It’s much easier to cut them and you can actually eat the skin.

mushrooms, sweet potatoes, asparagus, onion, bowl with chopped sweet potatoes, paper towel and knife

Cut sweet potatoes into small pieces. Place in a bowl. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes.

onions, mushrooms, asparagus on a wooden board

Chop remaining vegetables.

pan with ground turkey and onions, spatula, veggies on a board and chain reaction spice

Brown turkey and onions together. I like to use this ground meat tool (paid link) – it works great! It has a chopper on the other side to break up the larger clumps of ground meat.

pan with ground turkey and veggies, spatula, and chain reaction spice

Add Chain Reaction Spice and stir well. Cook until turkey is done and vegetables are tender. Don’t skip the spice! Otherwise there won’t be any flavor! The flavor is in the spice!

pan with ground turkey and veggies on a board and stuffed squash

Scoop spicy turkey sausage filling into the roasted squash boats. Top with a little Parmesan cheese.

stuffed squash with Chain Reaction spice and red napkin

Healthy Spicy Turkey Sausage Squash Boats

These Healthy Spicy Turkey Sausage Squash Boats are super easy to make with Casa M. Spice Co® Chain Reaction spice. Use delicata squash, acorn squash, or butternut squash as your "boat."
Weight Watchers Points: 1 Smart Point per squash boat for Purple Plan, 2 points for Blue Plan, 3 points for Green Plan
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Delicata squash, cut in half acorn, butternut squash will all work, you may have to adjust baking time
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons Chain Reaction Spice See note at bottom for special coupon code
  • 5 stalks asparagus chopped
  • 1 sweet potato cut in cubes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • Cut squash in half, spray with olive oil spray, sprinkle with kosher salt. Place cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 25 minutes until tender with fork.
  • While squash is baking, cut a sweet potato into small cubes. Place in a bowl with a wet paper towel on top. Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, add onions and ground turkey and brown for a few minutes. Add in chopped vegetables, Chain Reaction Spice and garlic. Cook until turkey is done and vegetables are tender.
  • Divide turkey mixture between 6 squash halves, sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Notes

Don’t skip the Chain Reaction spice! It’s the star of the show and adds all of the flavor.
Casa M Spice Co® gave me a great discount for you!
This spice is 10% off on Amazon from from 11/1 to 11/15. Be sure and put in the promo code 10ZK8IAB  for Chain Reaction on Amazon . Thanks Casa M!
Keyword Casa M. Spice, Chain Reaction
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Amy Lawrence

Amy Lawrence is passionate about good food, losing and maintaining weight. She has combined her talents and love of cooking to produce delicious healthy recipes to help her followers stay on track. A military brat who has lived all over the U.S and Germany is an example for women who have had many successful careers in life, including special ed teacher, tea room owner, cookbook author, and publisher.

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