Paleo Gravy Sausage Stuffed Squash
Serves: 4 servings
This paleo-spin on the Southern breakfast ditches the biscuits in favor of lower-carb Delicata squash boats. The Creamy Paleo Sausage Gravy is easy-squeezy and oh-so-comforting. A nourishing stick-to-your-ribs breakfast.
  • 2 delicata squash
  • 1 lb. seasoned ground sausage pork or lamb (see note below)
  • 1½ cups full-fat coconut milk (nearly a full can), recommended brand available here
  • 1 Tbs. arrowroot flour, available here
  • Ghee or bacon grease, if necessary
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet or glass baking dish with unbleached parchment paper. Halve the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Bake the squash, cut side facing down, for an hour, until tender.
  2. When the squash is almost ready, start cooking the sausage gravy. Brown the sausage meat in a skillet over medium heat. Remove the sausage meat and set it aside, leaving the drippings in the pan. You need about 2 tablespoons of grease to make the gravy. Add more ghee/coconut oil/bacon grease to the pan if necessary.
  3. Over low heat, add the arrowroot flour and stir briefly. Then whisk in the coconut milk (be careful when adding it, it can splatter in the hot pan). Cook for about minute, until thickened.
  4. If you want to thicken the gravy, mix 1 tsp. of arrowroot in a tablespoon of water, then whisk this into the cooking gravy. Do not add dry arrowroot flour to the gravy, because it will clump. If you want to thin the gravy, just add broth or coconut milk.
  5. Mix the reserved sausage with the gravy and season with salt and pepper. Serve in the piping-hot squash boats. If you have a prodigious breakfast appetite like me, pair with eggs for breakfast.
I recommend seasoned pork or lamb sausage meat. Ground poultry is too lean, but ground beef will likely work. If you do not have seasoned sausage meat, you can season 1 lb. of ground meat by mixing in ½ tsp. pepper, ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. paprika, ½ tsp. garlic powder, and 1 tsp. fresh chopped sage leaf.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 squash boat
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at