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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 schultheissca

Makes 4 servings



Acorn Squash stuffed with a meat mixture. Updated Rachel Ray Recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Stuffed Acorn Squash

2 acorn squash
1 tablespoons butter
1 Salt and pepper
1/2 cup couscous
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Recipe Directions for Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat the 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 tablespoon butter to the center of each squash and season with salt and pepper. Loosely cover the pan with foil. 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. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes. Push the onion aside, add the meat, season with salt and pepper and cook through, about 5 minutes. Stir in the walnuts, cranberries and couscous; season with salt and pepper.

  3. 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 370.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
443
Calories from Fat
148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.5g
25%
Saturated Fat
4.7g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Sodium
87mg
4%
Potassium
1214mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates
43.3g
14%
Dietary Fiber
5.6g
22%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
32.5g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 10% Iron 27%
* 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 sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
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