Get the Recipe: Twice-Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed with Quinoa

by Chris Miquel December 16, 2015

Get the Recipe: Twice-Baked Butternut Squash Stuffed with Quinoa



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • This meal sounds overwhelming, but it’s just as simple as it is beautiful.
  • Squash is a winter vegetable, which makes this dish a perfect option for the holiday season.
  • This recipe is vegetarian, so bump up the health factor of any meal by opting for it as a side dish or serve it as an entree!

Follow this recipe for a fool-proof vegetarian dish guaranteed to wow every partygoer this party season. The presentation screams “hours of preparation” but the time commitment is minimal; in an hour, this pretty gourd is ready to be set on the table.

Follow this recipe for a fool-proof vegetarian dish guaranteed to wow every partygoer this party season. The presentation screams “hours of preparation” but the time commitment is minimal; in an hour, this pretty gourd is ready to be set on the table.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place squash halves flesh side up on a lined baking sheet. Roast for 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook quinoa in vegetable broth according to package directions. When cooked, combine it in a large bowl with all remaining ingredients.
  3. Remove squash from oven. Scoop out flesh, leaving about 1/2 inch around the sides, and reserve flesh for another use. Scoop quinoa mixture into squash halves until filled. Return pan to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes.
Recipe:
  • 1 medium butternut squash (mine was about the length of my forearm), cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup loosely packed shredded baby kale or spinach
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 apple, cored and diced (use a firm, slightly tart variety like Pink Lady or Honeycrisp)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced sage
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Original Article: Twice-Baked Quinoa-Stuffed Butternut Squash, Greatist.com, 12/5/15


Chris Miquel
Chris Miquel

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Chris is a serial entrepreneur, internet marketer, and founder of Get Your Fit Together who was an out of shape father who is finally Getting His Fit Together. He started the publication in hopes of empowering a Fitter, Healthier, and Happier You!

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