Turkey Bolognese Stuffed Acorn Squash

The minute the temperature drops here in New England, I start craving winter squash. From acorn and delicata to honeynut and butternut, not a week goes by without some kind of winter squash making its way to my dinner table.

This recipe for Turkey Bolognese Stuffed Acorn Squash is filled with a mixture of onion, garlic, mushrooms, fresh thyme, dried cranberries, ground turkey, and pasta sauce. It’s brimming with cozy winter flavors, and most of the ingredients in this dish are part of the MIND diet, a style of eating that’s near and dear to my heart … and my brain.

This recipe is a MIND diet lovers dream come true. It’s made with acorn squash, plus other MIND Diet foods including turkey, pasta sauce (tomatoes!), mushrooms, onion, and garlic.

One cup of acorn squash contains 25% of the DV for magnesium, which plays a role in normal brain development, memory and learning.

Also, acorn squash (like carrots) is rich in carotenoids, plant pigments with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that promote brain health and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Watch how easy it is to prepare this fun and healthy recipe!

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