Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spinach & White Beans For Two Recipe

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Submitted by taytaybug

Makes 2 servings



Acorn squash?s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing, and one squash is perfect for serving two people. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Parmesan cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad

Recipe Ingredients for Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spinach & White Beans for Two

431 g acorn squash, halved (see Tip) and seeded
1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoons tomato paste
4 cups chopped spinach leaves
7 1/2 ounces canned white beans, rinsed
20 grams chopped kalamata olives, 2 TBS
3 tablespoons coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Note)
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spinach & White Beans for Two

  1. Cut a small slice off the bottom of each squash half so it rests flat. Brush the insides with 1/2 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Place in a 8-by-8-inch (or similar-size) microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on High until the squash is fork-tender, about 12 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in water, tomato paste and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Stir in chard, cover and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in white beans and olives; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat.

  3. Position rack in center of oven; preheat broiler.

  4. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a bowl. Fill each squash half with about 1 cup of the chard mixture. Place in a baking pan or on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Broil in the center of the oven until the breadcrumbs are browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

  5. TIPS & NOTES

  6. Tip: Make it easier to cut a pumpkin, acorn squash or other winter squash: pierce in several places with a fork; microwave on High for 45 to 60 seconds. Use a large sharp knife to cut in half. Remove the seeds and stringy fibers with a spoon.

  7. Ingredient Note: We like Ian?s brand of coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs, labeled ?Panko breadcrumbs.?

Categories

Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 441.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
347
Calories from Fat
127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.1g
22%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
386mg
16%
Potassium
1343mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates
47.2g
16%
Dietary Fiber
9.6g
38%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
12.5g
Vitamin A 130% Vitamin C 71%
Calcium 25% Iron 28%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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