Our Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash is just the recipe you need to complete your repertoire. Impress all the best with this delicious dish! Acorn squash is known for its unique combination of sweet but peppery and nutty flavor.
Acorn squash is best harvested in the fall and winter months. It can be identified by its harvest green skin speckled with orange patches and pale yellow-orange flesh. It is a fantastic source of magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C to keep you healthy throughout that flu season! Did you know that squash provides health benefits that may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart and respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis. Acorn squash is just one of the many winter squash that can boost your health!
Now let’s get cooking. Begin by preheating the oven to 400F. Wash the squash and cut it in half. Scoop out the seeds from the inside with a spoon. Pro tip: save the squash seeds and roast them up with some olive oil and a pinch of salt to eat throughout the week as a healthy snack. Make 5-10 slits on the inside of each half of squash with a knife. Rub a tablespoon of olive oil into each half and sprinkle it with salt. Place squash on a baking sheet and put in the oven. Pour the water onto the bottom of the pan and bake up for about 45 minutes. While that is baking, cook the couscous according to package directions. Saute the onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes in a separate pan. Add the couscous and beans and season with oregano, pepper, and a bit of salt. Once the squash is finished, mix the inside up with a fork, add the couscous and beans, and top off with some grated parm. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is perfectly melted.
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Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash
- 1 medium Acorn squash
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat couscous
- 1/2 cup of cooked small white beans
- 2 tablespoons of shredded Parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons of chopped onion
- 3 cloves of chopped garlic
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees
Wash squash and cut it in half
Scoop out seeds from the inside with a spoon
Make 5-10 slits on the inside of each half of squash with a knife
Rub 1 tablespoon of olive oil into each half, and sprinkle with salt
Place squash on a baking sheet
Put into the oven and then pour 1/4 cup of water onto the bottom of the pan (it’s easier once it’s already into the oven)
Bake for 45 minutes or until soft
Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package directions
When couscous is done cooking, mix with beans
Heat one tablespoon of oil in separate saucepan and sauté chopped onions and garlic for 3-4 minutes
Add couscous and beans and then season with oregano, pepper and a pinch of salt
Once squash is finished cooking, remove from oven and mix the insides with a fork
Add couscous and bean filling
Top with Parmesan cheese
Place in oven again and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts to perfection