Turkey Bacon, Shrimp Stuffed Squash

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  This past Friday, I went grocery shopping with my sister and niece.  I normally go in with the intention of getting my usual staples, but a couple of items caught my attention which got my belly to rumble and the wheels in my brain to start turning.

I had been up since 3am, but I was still going to make a hungry girl dinner! I know the last couple of recipes included my cashew cheese, but I topped this one off with it too.  It is just so damn good, I couldn’t resist!


  • 3 scallions chopped up.
  • 1 fennel (shaved with a mandolin)
  • 2 or 2.5 (depending on taste) Heaping tbsp of Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste
  • 2 ground cap fulls of Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning
  • 1 package of Wellshire uncured turkey bacon (chopped into pieces)
  • 2 lb bag of Key West Pink Shrimp, wild caught, peeled and deveined/ tail off.
  • 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • 2 baked acorn squash cut in half
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Avocado oil to coat the pan
  • 1 cup of chopped hazelnuts (optional)


  • Make sure you cut your acorn squashes in half and scoop out the seeds.  Lay face down on a foil covered or parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for about 45-50 mins on 375.
  • While that is cooking, saute chopped scallions, garlic, and shaved fennel in avocado oil.
  • Add in the 2 cap fulls of Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning.img_7851

Once the veggies start to brown, add in the chopped turkey bacon.


This is the shrimp I got at Whole Foods.


Add the shrimp to your veggie/turkey bacon mixture.  Squeeze lemon over it.  Add your Thai Kitchen Green curry paste and let simmer.


With a colander spoon, remove, shrimp/veggies/turkey bacon and leave the broth behind. (DO NOT throw it away though.)


Stuff your acorn squash with the mixture and add chopped hazelnuts to each.


Add your herbed cashew cheese and bake on 350 for 15-20 mins.


Finished product

But wait!!!  What do you do with the broth that was leftover?  It was so flavorful and delicious!

I had a package of sugar snap peas in my fridge and two packages of Trader Joe’s organic cauliflower rice in my freezer that needed to be used.


Sad and lonely broth.


Happy solution.  You can also add the shrimp/turkey bacon mix that didn’t fit into the squash into this cauliflower rice.  It will end up tasting like shrimp fried rice.


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