This Acorn Squash Stuffed With Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf is pretty enough to serve to company, and provides a nice healthy addition to any Thanksgiving spread. It is such a versatile recipe – you can add your favorite ingredients for stuffing, such as chestnuts or butternut squash. Even some lentils would be nice to add a bit of protein. Not only can this be enjoyed as a main course by your vegan friends, but non-vegans will want a spoonful of this too. They might even take a scoop of it instead of more stuffing, and feel better for it…more room for pumpkin pie.
To Make the Squash:
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Brush tops and inside of squash cavity lightly with olive oil. Season lightly with salt.
Roast in oven until fork tender, about 45 minutes to an hour. Roasting time will depend on the size of your squash.
Remove from oven and set aside.
To Make the Quinoa Pilaf:
While acorn squash is roasting, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan. Add half the onion and cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the quinoa, broth, water, and thyme, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook, covered, until liquid has been absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.
In a skillet, heat remaining tablespoon of oil, and add rest of onion, mushrooms, celery, and sage. Saute until vegetables are soft and no more liquid from mushrooms remains.
Toss mushroom mixture with cooked quinoa, along with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Stuff acorn squash halves with quinoa pilaf.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (93g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 48 (64%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 5.3g||7 %|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 152.6mg||5 %|
|Potassium 86.4mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 4.8g||1 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.6g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 4.1g|
|Protein 3.3g||5 %|
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Calories per serving: 75
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