Prepare the wild rice as directed or in an Instant Pot.
In a medium skillet, add olive oil and sauté the onion. In the last few minutes, add the chopped garlic. Remove from skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, brown the sausage. Use a flavor of your liking. I chose a medium spice sausage, knowing the apples will sweeten the dish later.
Add the onion and garlic back in along with the herbs and spinach. The spinach will cook down pretty quickly.
Chop half of an apple into small pieces and add to the sausage mix. Set aside.
Start your grill and bring it up to 350 degrees. Set up the grill for indirect heat
Cut the delicata squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds using a metal spoon.
Brush olive oil on the squash and place them cut-side down on the grill. These should cook for about 15-20 minutes. They should be fork-tender when you remove them.
Place the squash in a medium sized cast iron skillet. Fill each squash with the sausage mixture. Have them heap a bit.
Set the cast iron skillet on the grill and let it cook for another 20 minutes
Remove squash from the grill, let sit for five minutes, and serve
Smoke Flavor: If you like a bit of smoky flavor, add some wood chips to the grill. This certainly isn't necessary, but does add a rich flavor. Just remember that a little goes a long way. The rice will take on the smoky flavor quickly, so don't over do it.Storage: If there is any leftovers, make sure to wrap them up in a sealed container and store in Meal Prep Options:This is a great recipe to consider meal prepping.
Chop onions and put in a container in the refrigerator.
Chop the apples and soak in lemon juice or Sprite for 10 minutes to make sure they won't turn brown and then store in a sealed container overnight in the refrigerator.
Make the wild rice and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Brown the sausage and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Meal prep everything for the wild rice and store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.
To assemble, start with the GRILLING instructions above. Remove the meal prepped items out of the refrigerator 10-15 minutes before stuffing the squash to allow it to come to room temperature.Freezer Friendly: Wrap them individually in Cling Wrap and then put them in a gallon sized freezer bag. Remove the night before and microwave for lunches. Oven Option:Step One: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.Step Two: Spread olive oil on the cut squash and lay open side down onto a sheet pan. Cook for 20 minutes.Step Three: While the squash is cooking in the oven, make the stuffing as directed above.Step Four: Remove squash from oven after 20 minutes. Stuff each half with the sausage stuffing and put back in the oven for and additional 20 minutes or until fork tender or when the fork pierces the squash and easily comes out.