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Stuffed butternut squash filled with stuffing on a bed of greens on a thanksgiving table

Stuffed Butternut Squash

A perfect main course for any holiday meal. This vegan roasted butternut squash stuffed with apple sausage stuffing is both delicious and impressive. 

Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword butternut squash, thanksgiving main course, vegan thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 254 kcal
Author Alex Meyer, MA


  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 tsp smoked sea salt or 1 tsp salt with 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups vegan apple sage, and sausage stuffing Recipe link below in instructions (or other desired filling)
  • kitchen twine


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C).
  2. Cut the butternut squash in half, lengthwise, and remove the seeds.

  3. Brush the squash with the olive oil and sprinkle with the smoked sea salt and black pepper.

  4. Place your butternut squash on an oiled baking sheet and place in the oven. You can place it cut side down for more caramelization, or cut side up for less.

  5. Roast for 50 minutes, or until fork tender.

  6. Remove the squash from the oven and scoop out the center.

  7. Put your stuffing in the center of the squash.

  8. Tie the squash together with kitchen twine.
  9. Place the squash back in the oven for another fifteen minutes.
  10. Make sure to let your squash cool for ten minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes



Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 871mg38%
Potassium 514mg15%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 13600IU272%
Vitamin C 26.2mg32%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.