Italian Stuffed Acorn Squash-Crock Pot

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Delicious squash combined with nutty rice and tangy goat cheese is a healthy delight, providing a hefty dose of fiber, vitamins A and C, and a little calcium. Serve whole or cut into wedges. This is from Delicious Living magazine, which I get from my health food store. Any good winter squash can be used.

Top Review by CongoGirl

I have to agree with others who thought this was bland. I really did not like it at all. The rice was dry (although I did baste it, as others suggested) and had a somewhat unpleasant flavor. I also apparently don't like acorn squash (no fault of the recipe), so I won't be trying it again.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  2. Brush squash halves with olive oil and place in slow cooker (slice off bottoms to level, if necessary).
  3. Pour 1 cup water into the cooker, around (not into) squash.
  4. In a small bowl, combine wild rice blend, pumpkin seeds or pine nuts, minced garlic, tomato paste, salt, pepper, and spices; stir until well-mixed.
  5. Stuff rice mixture into each squash half.
  6. Slowly pour about 1/2 cup vegetable broth into each squash cavity until full (don't let stuffing overflow).
  7. Pour any remaining broth around squash.
  8. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  9. Just prior to serving, sprinkle with crumbled cheese.
  10. Enjoy!

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