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Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe? Learn how to make Stuffed Acorn Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by srose96

Makes 4 servings



From rachelraymag.com $10 spot by Charles Pierce

Recipe Ingredients for Stuffed Acorn Squash

2 acorn squash
2 tbs butter
1/2 cup couscous
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 lb venison, ground
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Recipe Directions for Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Cut the squash in half crosswise and scoop out the pulp and seeds. Trim the ends so each half will stand upright. Place both halves in a baking pan, flesh side up, and pour hot water into the pan to reach about halfway up the squash. Add 1/2 tbs butter to the center of each squash and season with salt and pepper. Bake the squash until tender when pierced with a fork, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  2. Prepare the couscous according to the package directions and set aside.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes.

  4. Push the onion aside and add the meat and cook through about 5 minutes. Stir in the walnuts, cranberries and couscous, and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Remove the squash from the oven, and using a spatula, carefully transfer each half to a plate. Pour out any excess liquid from the centers. Divide the couscous among the squash.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 410.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
481
Calories from Fat
179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.9g
31%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
51mg
2%
Potassium
912mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
44.0g
15%
Dietary Fiber
6.1g
24%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
33.6g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 9% Iron 13%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
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