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Get the Recipe: Twice-Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed with Quinoa

By December 16, 2015 April 15th, 2019 No Comments

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • This meal sounds overwhelming, but it’s just as simple as it is beautiful.
  • Squash is a winter vegetable, which makes this dish a perfect option for the holiday season.
  • This recipe is vegetarian, so bump up the health factor of any meal by opting for it as a side dish or serve it as an entree!

Follow this recipe for a fool-proof vegetarian dish guaranteed to wow every partygoer this party season. The presentation screams “hours of preparation” but the time commitment is minimal; in an hour, this pretty gourd is ready to be set on the table.

Follow this recipe for a fool-proof vegetarian dish guaranteed to wow every partygoer this party season. The presentation screams “hours of preparation” but the time commitment is minimal; in an hour, this pretty gourd is ready to be set on the table.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place squash halves flesh side up on a lined baking sheet. Roast for 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook quinoa in vegetable broth according to package directions. When cooked, combine it in a large bowl with all remaining ingredients.
  3. Remove squash from oven. Scoop out flesh, leaving about 1/2 inch around the sides, and reserve flesh for another use. Scoop quinoa mixture into squash halves until filled. Return pan to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.

Recipe:

  • 1 medium butternut squash (mine was about the length of my forearm), cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup loosely packed shredded baby kale or spinach
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 apple, cored and diced (use a firm, slightly tart variety like Pink Lady or Honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced sage
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Original Article: Twice-Baked Quinoa-Stuffed Butternut Squash, Greatist.com, 12/5/15