Millet or Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

"Lovely nutty flavor and a good appearence. If you have any stuffing left over put it in a green pepper and cook it along with the squash, it's quite good cold too"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Slice off a sliver on the bottom of each squash half so they can sit flat.
  • Place squash, cut side down in an oven proof dish pour in about 1/2 inch of water, cover with foil and steam in a 375f oven until tender, turn over after 30 minutes and test for tenderness (it will take approximately 45 min total or less depending on size of the squash).
  • Combine filling ingredient s and spoon in enough to have a rounded top on each squash.
  • Put back in the baking dish with the water, stuffed side up.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake in 350F oven for apprx 30 minutes, uncover& bake a further 15 minutes.

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  1. Great appearence, but lack of flavor. There needs to be more herbs or something to liven it up a bit. I'll try again sometime with a new twist.
  2. This is delicious! The quinoa gives it a wonderful, nutty taste that goes well with the squash. Any kind of squash would be good, especially if you're counting carbs.


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