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Stuffed Acorn Squash (Recipe)

Stuffed Acorn Squash (Recipe)

Though the recipe calls for white rice, brown rice, barley or quinoa would work nicely too.

Stuffed Acorn Squash.


  • 2 1-Pound Acorn Squash, halved crosswise, seeded, and bottoms trimmed to lie flat as needed
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 Pound Button or Crimini mushrooms, trimmed and diced
  • 1 Medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3/4 Teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 Cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 Cup grated parmesan (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Place squash, cut sides up, on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle about 1 tablespoon oil over squash. Turn the squash over so the cut sides are facing down. Wrap the baking sheet tightly with foil. Roast squash for 35 minutes, or until tender.
3. While the squash is roasting, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a straight-sided skillet. Stir in mushrooms and onion, season with thyme, salt and pepper. Saute for about 8 minutes, or until the mushrooms are golden in color. Add broth and rice. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and turn the heat down to low. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the liquid has fully absorbed.
4. When the squash is fully roasted, remove from oven and remove some flesh from each side, about 2-3 tablespoons, and stir into skillet with rice. Season with a little more salt and pepper to taste. Place the rice mixture in each squash half. If using parmesan, sprinkle over the top now. Let broil for 2 minutes, or until the parmesan has melted.

Recipe Adapted From: Martha Stewart.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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1:26PM PST on Feb 20, 2014

Thanks, I love squash, always like new recipes.

5:44PM PST on Feb 13, 2014


6:06AM PST on Feb 5, 2014

Thank you

9:14AM PST on Feb 4, 2014

thanks for sharing

2:06AM PST on Feb 1, 2014

Thank you :)

5:51PM PST on Jan 29, 2014

mmmm, love squash.

1:03PM PST on Jan 29, 2014

I have a similar recipe using butternut squash , and its very good too. The dog likes plain baked squash mixed with his kibbles as well - always a bonus :))

12:50PM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Thank you.

11:27AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Thank you.

9:51AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Thanks for sharing this.

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