This Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa recipe has some flexibility. If you’re not a big fan of raisins or cherries, you could swap those for dried apricots or dates. Just make sure to read the labels to make sure they are acceptable substitutions. You could even use brown rice to stuff your squash and make the rice more savory with your spice selections.
Your first task is to cook the squash and it’s a rather easy process. Cook the other ingredients separately and when your squash is done, it will be ready to stuff. After you stuff them you’ll need to cover and bake again.
Not many people add acorn squash to their recurring menu. Maybe they think it’s too difficult to prepare or find in stores but it’s actually quite simple. Besides tasting delicious, they are loaded with benefits for your body.
If you’re new to cooking with acorn squash you may not be sure how to select a ripe squash. I have included a video that shows how to pick ripe squash. Additionally, because the exterior of an acorn squash is so hard, you will need to be extra careful. Here is a great video that shows you how to cut an acorn squash, this will come in handy if you use it for other recipes that require slices. You don’t have to make the squash your “main dish,” it works perfectly nicely as an accompanying side dish too.
Have a look at a few more Quinoa inspired recipes:
- Quinoa Superfood Salad
- Creamy Mushroom Quinoa Soup
- Quinoa Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing
- Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf
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This recipe is Plantricious Friendly because it meets the following guidelines.
- Must be whole food plant-based, contain no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
- *Plantricious Friendly foods may include but are not limited to condiments, fermented foods, soups, sauces, beverages, dressings, marinades, etc.