Stuffed Acorn Squash

Yield: 2 servings

This delicious roasted and stuffed acorn squash recipe also makes a beautiful buffet display.

Ingredients

Baked Acorn Squash

Stuffing

Preparation

Baked Acorn Squash

  1. Take a whole acorn squash, and poke holes in it with a sharp knife. 5-6 punctures is plenty.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place whole acorn squash in oven and bake approximately 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of your squash. While this is baking, begin cooking rice (stuffing).
  3. Slice in half. Use a spoon to remove seeds and stringy part in the center.
  4. Sprinkle with salt (optional) and cinnamon, then drizzle with maple syrup.

Stuffing

  1. While squash is baking in oven, prepare stuffing by cooking rice. Heat 3 Tbsp veggie broth in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown, about 6 minutes. Add more broth if necessary.
  2. Add the rice, curry powder, cinnamon, sage, clove, and ½ tsp salt (optional) and stir until the spices are toasted, about 1 minute. Add ½-1 cups water and bring to a simmer covered, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 30 to 40 minutes (different brands of rice may vary in cooking times; add more water if needed). Remove from heat.
  3. Evenly stuff the scooped-out squash halves with the filling, then drizzle with maple syrup, cinnamon, parsley, walnuts, and a few grinds of black pepper. Serve warm.

Terri Edwards is a licensed Food for Life instructor with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and nutrition blogger for EatPlant-Based.com where she shares over 100 recipes, tips, and scientific research. Her personal mission is to promote the power of food for restored health and hopefully see lives changed, just like hers was.
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