Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash

This recipe for Turkey Chili Stuffed Acorn Squash, was super healthy and low calorie. Ted and I both enjoyed it and I was surprised that it was only 2 freestyle points, now that extra lean ground turkey is on the zero points list.    We will definitely have this again!

Serves 4


  • 2 acorn squash, halved, seeded
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 10 ounces canned Rotel mild tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tablespoons shredded sharp cheese (omit for Whole 30 and dairy free)
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Place squash halves on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake until soft, 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown turkey over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks into smaller pieces and season with salt and pepper.
  4. When meat is browned and cooked through add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add the can of Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, and bay leaf.
  6. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat about 25 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove bay leaf, flip the squash over and fill each half with 3/4 cup chili.
  8. Top with cheese and bake until melted, about 5 minutes. Top with cilantro.


Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1 stuffed half

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 2
  • Smart Points: 5
  • Points +: 8
  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 91mg
  • Sodium: 650mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29.5g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 28g

Original Recipe from skinny taste


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