Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
This is another good way to fix acorn squash, Plus get another vegetable(Spinach) to help get your 3 to 5 vegetables. This is an easy to make recipe. The recipe comes from Sunset.com.
- 2 (1 lb) acorn squash
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 4 ounces shredded gruyere cheese
- 1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
- salt & fresh ground pepper
- Rinse the squash and cut each in half lenghthwise: scoop out and discard seeds; Place squash halves, cut side down, in a 10-by-15 inch pan.
- Bake in a 400 degree regular or convection oven until squash is just tender when pierced, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, squeeze moisture from spinach; in a bowl, mix spinach, 3/4 cup cheese and walnuts; season to taste with salt and pepper.
- With tongs or a spatula, turn squash halves over and spoon spinach mixture equally into cavities of squash; Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
- Return squash to oven and bake until cheese melts and filling is hot in the center, 15 to 20 minutes, Serve.
Made a few modifications after reading the other reviews but overall really liked the recipe! To increase the flavor of the filling I added chopped onion, garlic, and spices and also added some plain yogurt to address the dryness comments. To serve as a main, I added 1/2 c. of cooked brown rice and then the squash was overlowing with filling but it still looked nice. Will be making this again!
There are plenty of recipes for squash that use maple syrup, cinnamon and butter, so it's nice to see a savory recipe like this. I was able to get the stuffing into one squash. I microwaved my squash for 10 minutes and seasoned each half with salt, pepper, nutmeg and italian seasoning. To the stuffing mixture, I microplaned one clove of garlic into it and added a few sprigs of fresh thyme. Baked this for 30 mins at 300F and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed with Cod With Onions and Chives (Kabeljau Mit Schnittlauch Zwiebeln). This is a very filling side dish that could easily be the entree. Thank you, Barb, for sharing this delicious recipe!
This was absolutely beyond awesome! My definite new fave way to prepare acorn squash. I did tweak the recipe a bit, based largely on other reviews. I whisked together one egg, a couple of tblsp. light sour cream, 1+ tsp. minced garlic, 1+ tsp. dried minced onion, about 1/4 tsp. garlic-parsley salt, 1/2 tsp. dry mustard & 1/4 tsp. or so ground pepper. Then added 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (yes, I doubled the walnuts) and the thawed spinach, and folded together well before stuffing the pre-baked squash. I used one large squash (2 halves), and it was a perfect fit. Topped with remaining cheese and baked as indicated. The egg and light sour cream prevented any dryness at all, and added a bit of protein as well. EXCELLENT.