Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash Recipe

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Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash doubles as a hearty fall dinner or a great game day appetizer.

This Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash is perfect for game day appetizers or as a hearty dinner with a side salad! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

It takes a little advance planning because the pork gets the low-and-slow treatment in the slow cooker, but the meat can be made a day ahead of time and reheated after the squash is roasted.

Or, just make the meat itself! There are tons of options here. If you omit the honey, this recipe is Whole30-friendly and just as tasty.

This Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash is perfect for game day appetizers or as a hearty dinner with a side salad! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Inspiration hit me one day when I was eyeing a batch of leftover pulled pork that I’d made the day before. How could I take it up a notch and create something new? This Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash Recipe was the result.

The tender pork combined with the sweet-tangy honey mustard is a natural match, and the delicata squash made the perfect serving boat.

This Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash is perfect for game day appetizers or as a hearty dinner with a side salad! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

If you like a little bit of extra heat, try sprinkling on a pinch of red pepper flakes for garnish.

This Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash is perfect for game day appetizers or as a hearty dinner with a side salad! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Delicata squash are cylindrical and generally smaller than a butternut, and they’re usually found in the market in the fall. You’ll recognize them by their yellow skin with long green stripes. The skin is thin and edible – no need to peel them, and the flesh is creamy and a bit sweet.

Experiment with different types of squash if you can’t find delicata – acorn would work well – but instead of four squash, you’ll probably only need two.

This Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash is perfect for game day appetizers or as a hearty dinner with a side salad! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Or, how about slicing a butternut squash into wedges, roasting those, and piling the pulled pork high on top to serve? That sounds utterly delicious. The bottom line is that there are tons of ways to take this recipe in your own direction!

I slice the squash boats in halves or thirds for appetizer portions or keep them whole for dinner. Serve with a side salad or some roasted veggies for a complete meal.

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Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Pork, Whole30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 553 kcal

This Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash is perfect for game day appetizers or as a hearty dinner with a side salad! It's gluten-free and whole30. Get the recipe now!

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Ingredients

  • 3 lb pork shoulder or pork butt
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup stone ground mustard divided in half
  • 1 tbsp honey omit for whole30
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 delicata squash small, halved and seeded
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. You’ll make this recipe in two parts. First, make the pulled pork because it needs 8 hours in the slow cooker. Overnight works really well.
  2. Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker, then rub all over with the salt and half the mustard (about 2 tablespoons). Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove the meat, place in a bowl and shred with two forks. (The cooking liquid can get quite salty which is why I don’t shred it in the slow cooker itself.) Mix in the other half of the mustard, the honey and the cayenne pepper.

  3. About 45 minutes before you want to serve the food, get the squash roasting in the oven. This can be done ahead of time, too, and then everything can be reheated.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Arrange the squash halves on the sheet with the empty boat side facing up, and drizzle with the melted fat or oil. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper, then roast for about 30-40 minutes or until the squash is tender and starting to lightly brown.

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Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pulled Pork Stuffed Squash Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1515mg 63%
Potassium 2314mg 66%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 14g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 124.8%
Vitamin C 69.8%
Calcium 16.5%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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