Stuffed Acorn Squash

AmberDairy-Free, Main2 Comments

Fall is here! This savory filling goes well with the sweet squash. There are a lot of ingredients, but you just dump them in so it’s not hard to make. I hope you enjoy it!

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Stuffed Acorn Squash
This is a great fall dinner! Looks pretty too.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 small acorn squash, 1 to 1 1/4 pounds each
  2. 1/2 pound all-natural ground pork with no nitrates
  3. 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  4. 1/4 cup chopped onion
  5. 1/4 cup chopped celery
  6. 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  7. 1/2 cup white wine
  8. 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  9. 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, completely thawed, drained and chopped
  10. 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  11. 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  12. 1 teaspoon worchestire sauce
  13. 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  14. 1 teaspoon mustard
  15. Salt & Pepper
  16. (optional) organic parmesan or cheddar cheese to sprinkle on top
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds. Rub a bit of grapeseed oil all over the squash, inside and out. Place cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or more, until soft when poked with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over medium heat, brown the ground pork until no longer pink. Remove the meat from the pan, add the grapeseed oil and saute the onion, celery, and carrot until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Deglaze the pan with the white wine.
  5. Return the pork to the pan along with the cooked rice, spinach, pine nuts, oregano, worchestire sauce, tomato paste mustard, and salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Stirring constantly, heat mixture thoroughly, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Divide the mixture evenly among the squash, and top with cheese if desired. Bake again until heated through, and the stuffing and squash is golden on the edges.
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2 Comments on “Stuffed Acorn Squash”

  1. Hi Amber, it’s Mia. The stuffed acorn squash looks delicious!!! I will definitely be making this recipe!!! By the way, do you have a good caramel apple recipe??? If you do, do you mind posting it??? I have tried many caramel apple recipes off Food Network even, though they turned out REALLY runny. If you get a chance that would be greatly appreciated!!!!
    From Mia Scott

    1. Thanks! I hope you like the dish when you try it! I don’t have a caramel apple recipe! I am so sorry! Good luck finding one! 🙂

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