Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

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


Submitted by brity235

Makes 4 servings



healthy, filling vegetarian dinner.

Recipe Ingredients for Stuffed Acorn Squash

2/3 cup brown long-grain rice
1 1/3 cups water
1 cooking spray
1724 g acorn squashes
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, minced
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 tsp garlic, minced
1 medium apple, chopped
1/4 cup dried cherries

Recipe Directions for Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400*F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spritz with cooking spray. Place squash on sheet, cut side down. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes or until you can easily insert a fork into squash from the skin side.

  3. Remove squash from oven and set aside. Reduce heat to 300*F.

  4. While rice is cooking and squash is roasting, heat a small skillet over medium for about 1 minute.

  5. Add olive oil and swirl to coat skillet.

  6. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for about 10 minutes or until onion begins to soften and turn golden.

  7. Add almonds and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until almonds being to brown. Stir in garlic and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

  8. After 40 minutes, fluff rice with a fork and taste. Still crunchy? Add 3 tbsp water, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes with heat off.

  9. When rice is done, transfer it to medium bowl. Add onion-almond mixture and toss well. Add apples and cherries and mix to combine thoroughly.

  10. Spoon rice mixture into squash cavities, packing down filling, then mounding the top.

  11. Serve stuffed squash immediately or cover loosely with a tent of foil and return sheet to oven for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 610.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
422
Calories from Fat
79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.8g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Potassium
1679mg
48%
Total Carbohydrates
84.8g
28%
Dietary Fiber
12.1g
48%
Sugars
9.2g
Protein
8.1g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 83%
Calcium 18% Iron 23%
* 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
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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