Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

Amanda's plate stuffed acorn squash

I love the fall.

The crisp cool air, the colorful leaves, roasted vegetables, homemade Pumpkin Spice Pecan Muffins. There are so many things to enjoy during this time of year. 🙂

I leap with excitement when I see squash and gourds and Indian corn in the markets! And I then proceed to buy them all.

fall squash, acorn squash, squash recipe, easy fall squash recipe, vegeterian squash recipeAren’t they beautiful?

And then when you roast them with some olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, they become deee-lish!

oven roasted acorn squash, acorn squash, I could eat them without a great filling. But that doesn’t count as full meal, does it?

I chose to do a vegetarian filling for Meatless Monday. Shredded chicken or sausage works perfectly with this recipe! Just add it in the vegetables as they are sauteing.

vegetables, red cabbage sauteI’ve adapted my recipe for this delicious vegetarian stuffed acorn squash from Guy Fieri

This dish is my new favorite Meatless Monday dinner!
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Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Serves: 2-4 servings
 
A beautiful roasted acorn squash stuffed with a saute of cabbage, bell peppers and onion and topped with your favorite cheese!
Ingredients
Roasted Squash
  • 2 medium acorn squash, cut in half
  • 1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
Filling
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 2 cups chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup goat or feta cheese, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Clean out the insides of the squash and roast seeds (if desired)
  4. Cut off the bottoms of the squash so they can stand
  5. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper
  6. Roast in oven for 30-35 minutes, until tender
  7. Meanwhile make filling by sauteing cabbage, onion, bell peppers and garlic until tender.
  8. Add lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper.
  9. Spoon filling into cooked squash and top with cheese and fresh parsley
  10. Enjoy 🙂
Notes
You may choose to add 1 cup shredded chicken breast or sausage. Mix in with the vegetable saute after mixing in honey and vinegar.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 282 Fat: 14g Saturated fat: 3g Unsaturated fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 39g Sugar: 10g Sodium: 439mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 8mg

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