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    hCG Diet Instant Pot: Sausage Patties w/ Acorn Rings & Spring Salad | 443 cal | 33g protein | 24g fat | 20g net carbs - Low Cal

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    Sausage Patties w/ Acorn Rings & Spring Salad - Low Cal

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    Meal Plan Category: Week 7
    Course: Pork, Poultry
    Recipe: Instant Pot, Main Meals, Phase 4
    Servings: 2 servings
    Calorie: 443kcal
    Net Carb: 20g


    • 1 medium acorn squash ends and seeds removed
    • 2 tsp Swerve
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 ½ tsp coconut oil melted
    • ¼ tsp salt


    • 5 oz 90/10 lean ground pork
    • 5 oz 99% extra lean ground turkey
    • 1/2 tsp fennel seed
    • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper


    • 4 cups spring salad mix
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 tsp lemon juice fresh
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt


    • PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice acorn squash into 1 inch rings and combine in a bowl with coconut oil, swerve, cinnamon and salt. Use hands to coat. Pour onto baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
    • WHILE acorn squash cooks, combine ground pork and turkey together in a mixing bowl along with seasonings. Form into small patties using a scant ¼ cup per patty. Should make about 6 patties total per recipe. Heat a large frying pan oven medium heat and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Place patties in pan and cook 5-6 minutes each side.
    • COMBINE spring salad mix with olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt in a small bowl. Gently toss. Serve roasted acorn squash rings alongside sausage patties and salad. Add additional salt to acorn rings to taste as desired.


    • To eliminate active cooking time, skip the patties aspect. Create a ground sausage scramble using saute function in instant pot, then set to high manual pressure for 5-7 minutes PER LB. So for this recipe as is, I would do abot 7 minu tes to make sure it’s fully cooked.

    INSTANT POT for Acorn Squash:

    • Speed up oven cooking time of the acorn squash by first softening squash in the instant pot! Chop Acorn Squash in half and place with the grate & about 1” of water at the bottom. Set to high manual pressure for 7-10 minutes. Remove /cool, cut into rings, then proceed with the rest of the recipe for the squash.


    Yields: 2 servings


    Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 24g | Fiber: 6g | Net Carbs: 20g