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roasted acorn squash with cranberries & quinoa

Recipe by
Rebecca OWENS

Acorn squash is a delicacy to me. It is a tongue happy meal i say and by adding quinoa & cranberries ( i love cranberie) it brightened it up. Not all meals need to have red meat when you have a full acorn squash. This light dinner will not have you loosen your belt, buut feel delighfully full. Try it and see se and let me know I would love to see your plate.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For roasted acorn squash with cranberries & quinoa

  • 1 md
    acorn squash
  • 1 c
    quinoa, cooked
  • 1 sm
    package of frozen brussel sprouts room temp
  • 1/4 c
    dried cranberries unsweetened
  • 1 sm
    sweet potato
  • 1 sprig
    scallion diced

How To Make roasted acorn squash with cranberries & quinoa

  • sliced acorn squash on a baking pan
    Wash and cut accorn squash in half. Scoop out seeds and drizzle with olive oil. Place in baking pan cut side down, then bake halves on 400 degrees F, (200 c) for about 35-45 minutes. Bake your small sweet potato at the same time.
  • 2
    While acorn halves are baking. Go ahead and make your quinoa, ( per directions) mix dried cranberries into quinoa while still hot. add alittle butter to taste. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Sliced in half brussel sprouts on baking pan in the oven
    Slice you brussel spouts in half and place on a cooking sheet, spritze with olive oil, add salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste. Place on botom rack in oven, I use frozen brussel sprouts, rinsed and made room temp before cutting in half.
  • Acorn squah on plate with seared brussel sprouts, quinoa and cranberries & sweet potato
    When acorn squash is done fill the middle with your quinoa cranberry mixture. Cut sweet potaoto in half and dice the other half to add to acorn. I like scallions also but that is optional. Then cut and add a little to quinoa. Plate your food.. When brussel sprouts are done place on plate also with other half of sweet potato.