Cranberry and Walnut-Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

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Cranberry and Walnut-Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
Cranberry Walnut-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Kath Younger

Cranberry Walnut-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Try this healthy, tasty, and nutritious stuffed acorn squash packed with protein and fiber. Serve as a side dish to an elegant roast or eat it all on its own for a light meal.

Ready in
50 m
1
Servings
565
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 1 ½-pound acorn squash, halved, seeded
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Goat cheese, to taste, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place ½-inch water in a baking dish and place the squash cut side down. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until tender when a paring knife is inserted into the squash. Remove from the oven, but keep the oven on.

Meanwhile, mix together the rice, walnuts, dried cranberries, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl. Spoon the rice mixture into the squash. Place the squash back in the pan and cook for 10 more minutes in the oven. Top with goat cheese and serve.

Cranberry Shopping Tip

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Cranberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
32%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Protein
11g
22%
Carbs
96g
32%
Vitamin A
93µg
10%
Vitamin B6
1mg
55%
Vitamin C
57mg
95%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
1.8%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
213mg
21%
Fiber
12g
49%
Folate (food)
121µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
121µg
30%
Iron
5mg
28%
Magnesium
256mg
64%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
364mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
14g
N/A
Potassium
2010mg
57%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.5%
Sodium
309mg
13%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.9mg
61.6%
Zinc
2mg
15%

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