Stuffed Carnival Squash


  • 4 Carnival squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 small chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cups packed mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 3 large sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos or tamari (low-sodium)
  • ¾ cup raw walnuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh dill, packed, plus more for garnish
  • 1 egg


Step 1 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 360°F and place a cast iron skillet over medium heat while preparing the recipe ingredients. Once the oven is hot, place the halved squash on top of a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.

Step 2 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Prepare the stuffing by browning the chopped onions and ground beef in the oil, breaking the ground beef up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.

Step 3 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 3

When the beef is halfway cooked, add the garlic and chili pepper. Continue to cook for 5 minutes until the beef is fully cooked.

Step 4 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Add the mushrooms and sage along with the salt and pepper. Cook until the mushrooms are softened. About 5 minutes.

Step 5 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Add the tomatoes, Dijon, and coconut aminos. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Then remove from heat.

Step 6 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 6

Stir in the chopped walnuts and dill.

Step 7 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 7

Scramble the egg into a bowl and add the beaten egg into the meat mixture, stirring until the egg is fully incorporated.

Step 8 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 8

Once the squash are ready, remove from the oven and increase the oven to 425°F. Stuff the squash halves with the meat mixture. Transfer back into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Step 9 Stuffed Carnival Squash Healthy Recipe

Step 9

Enjoy hot out of the oven, topped with more fresh dill if desired.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 606, Total Fat: 47g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 671mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 6g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 35g, Net Carbs: 11g

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