Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Melanie B

By
@MelBelle

I have been on a journey to eat healthier, so this is what I created.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

THE SQUASH

3
acorn sqush
4 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
1-2 tsp
sage or any herb you perfer

QUINOA

1 c
quinoa
2 c
cooking liquid

THE STUFFING

2 Tbsp
olive oil
2 clove
garlic, crushed
1/4 c
onion, diced
1 large
carrot, grated
6-8 oz
mushrooms, fresh, sliced
1 c
zucchini or yellow squash, diced
2 Tbsp
cilantro, fresh, choped
feel free to add your favorite veggies

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut the squash in half and scoop out the insides.
Mix the butter and sage together. You can use any seasoning you want. I like the flavor the sage gave.
Bake on a sheet pan until tender- 45 minute - 1 hour at 350.
2
While those are baking, start your quinoa. You need 1 part quinoa to 2 parts liquid. I used water, but you could use a stock if desired. Bring the liquid to a boil, add the quinoa, reduce heat and let simmer until the liquid is absorbed- about 10-15 minutes.
3
Time to start the veggies. Grate, dice or slice as directed in the ingredient list. Heat oil over medium heat and add veggies. Stir until tender.
4
Add the veggies to the quinoa and mix together. Now just stuff the squash halves.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Yummy, #quinoa, #healthy