Comprehensively Stuffed Squash -- a Moosewood Recipe

Total Time
1hr 24mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 4 mins

This is a favourite recipe that comes from the original Moosewood Cookbook - a cookbook in my collection that is quite tattered and oh so loved! In fact, Mom, my sister, and I all have and adore our copies. This is a recipe that is often made for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and includes Mom's optional additions below. Most definately serves as a main course for a vegetarian (but not vegan, well, not without some substitutions.) This makes four main dish servings, or eight side dish servings, maybe ten, depending on your holiday spread! In the photo I've posted, only the stuffing is shown; Mom had the baked squash ready, and I forgot to bring the camera!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For four servings of stuffed squash, split 2 decent sized acorn or butternut squash lengthwise down the middle. Remove the seeds and bake, face down, on an oiled tray for 30 minutes at 350, or until tender enough to eat.
  2. Saute onion, garlic, celery, nuts and seeds, lightly salted, in butter. Cook over low heat until onions are clear, nuts are browned, celery is tender (in other words, cook until everything is perfect.).
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except cheese and egg). Cook, stirring over low heat, 5-8 minutes - until everything is aquainted. Remove from heat and mix in egg and cheese. Pack stuffing into squash cavities.
  4. Bake, covered, 25 minutes.