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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Cranberries

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Cranberries

Are you looking for a delicious and hearty vegetarian recipe? Look no further! This Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Cranberries is the perfect dish to satisfy your taste buds and keep you feeling satisfied. Packed with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor, this recipe will become a favorite in your kitchen. Let's dive in!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 45 mins 1 hr 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the squash halves and season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to rub the oil and seasoning all over the flesh of the squash.
  4. Roast the squash in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until the flesh is tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. While the squash is roasting, prepare the quinoa. In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Add the rinsed quinoa and reduce the heat to low. Cover the saucepan and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, minced garlic, dried thyme, and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well to combine all the flavors.
  7. Once the acorn squash halves are cooked, remove them from the oven. Fill each squash half with the quinoa mixture, packing it in tightly.
  8. Return the filled squash halves to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and slightly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the stuffed squash cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

This Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Cranberries is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish. It's perfect for a cozy weeknight dinner or even a special occasion. Serve it alongside a fresh green salad or roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal. The combination of flavors and textures in this dish is sure to impress your family and friends.

Enjoy this delightful vegetarian recipe and savor the deliciousness of stuffed acorn squash filled with quinoa and cranberries!

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