Squash is a big part of the fall harvest. But many people have no idea what to do with some of the larger, sweeter varieties. Home Cuisine's Mae Pike joins us with an easy stuffed acorn squash recipe that makes a great vegetarian main or side dish.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
2 cups cooked rice, barley or quinoa
2/3 cup dried cranberries, soaked in hot water and drained
2/3 cup chopped sweet potato or carrot, steamed until just tender
1/2 cup grated peeled apple
1/2 cup walnut pieces
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 teaspoon dried sage
Sea salt, to taste
Ground pepper, to taste
3 acorn squash
1 cup vegetable stock
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
In a small pan, sauté onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until soft but not browned. Place in a large bowl and add rice, cranberries, sweet potato, apple, walnuts, parsley, and sage. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Slice acorn squashes in half, and scrape out seeds and strings. Place face down in large casserole or roasting pan and fill with 1/2 inch of vegetable stock, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove, reserve any remaining stock, and place face side up in pan. Fill each cavity with about 1/2 to 2/3 cup stuffing. Drizzle with olive oil and any remaining stock, and cover tightly with foil. Bake until squashes are cooked and slightly soft to the touch, about 30 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 5 minutes of baking.
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About Mae Pike
Mae Pike learned to cook at her mother's hip. Many of her early memories are based around watching her mother, Chef Sandy Pike, fine-tune her recipes in the kitchens of some of Louisville's favorite eateries. Combining 25 years of experience in restaurants and event planning with her positive, upbeat personality, Mae can win over the pickiest of eaters.
About Home Cuisine
Since 2004, Home Cuisine has been preparing healthy, fresh, and delicious meals in Louisville, Kentucky. Our meal plans are tailored to meet our customers' weight management goals and dietary needs, including portion-controlled, vegan, and gluten-free plans. We are committed to using simple, high-quality ingredients, and never use bleached flours, refined sugars, trans-fats, or added preservatives. Home Cuisine adheres to the guidelines of both the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.