Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowl

This is our first taste of acorn squash and the first time we’ve roasted a squash. I’ve been wanting to make this recipe from PaleOMG for ages and I finally got around to it today. I feel so silly for not making the time to try this sooner. It really wasn’t very labor intensive or difficult to make. I don’t know why I procrastinated so long.

I diverged only slightly from the original recipe by adding jalapeno and chili garlic paste to our version.


  • 1 acorn squash
  • about 3/4 lb of breakfast sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tsp of chili garlic paste
  • salt and pepper

First things first, I preheated the oven to 375 while I cut and de-seeded my squash.


Then into the oven with the squash. I roasted mine for about 20 minutes and it was fine but I think it could have gone a little longer to be softer and easier to work with.


While the squash roasted, I diced my onion and jalapeno.


Then I cooked them down on the stove a bit, along with the chili garlic paste and a little leftover bacon grease.


Next I added the sausage.


I cooked it all down over medium heat, breaking up the sausage as much as possible.


About this time, the squash came out and it was time to remove the innards and add them to the pan, mixing it all together well and adding a bit of salt and pepper.


Then I stuffed it all back into the squash bowls. I couldn’t make all of it fit but I came darn close! Then I made a well for the egg.


And back into the oven. The original recipe suggested 10-15 minutes of baking or until the egg is cooked to your liking. Ours ended up going for 25 minutes before our eggs looked sufficiently cooked enough.


It was filling and flavorful! Don gave me a thumbs up. 🙂

We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.
~ Epicurus



  1. I made a variation of this earlier in the week. I had to cook the squash longer too, but I think my issue is mostly the oven temp regulation. I did this as a casserole. I made the mixture per the recipe but I scrambled the eggs, put the mixture in an 8×8 then sprinkled with eggs and a little shredded colby jack. It was delicious.


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