Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa
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Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa
Julie Ruggirello

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa

The sugar in maple syrup creates a crispy, sweet crust on roasted acorn squash. Quinoa is a complete protein, so you can serve this as a side dish or as a full meal on meatless Monday.

2
Servings
1194
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Cayenne is spicy! Use as little or much as you'd like.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 4 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 6 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Cups water
  • 1 ½ Cup dried quinoa, rinsed

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with foil.

Using a large knife, cut the acorn squash in half through the stem. Scoop out the seeds and fibers with a spoon, then cut the squash into bite-size pieces.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the syrup, oil, cayenne, and some salt and pepper. Pour the syrup mixture over the squash and toss, making sure each piece is coated.

Place the squash in the prepared baking pan and roast for about 15 minutes.

While the squash roasts, pour the water and quinoa into a medium pot set over medium-high heat. Cook until the quinoa puffs and the little tail pops out, about 15 minutes.

Plate the acorn squash on top of the quinoa and drizzle with the drippings from the pan as a dressing. Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
50g
71%
Sugar
95g
100%
Saturated Fat
39g
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
178g
100%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
392µg
56%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
1428mg
100%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
29g
100%
Folate, total
143µg
36%
Iron, Fe
23mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
395mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
287mg
41%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
171mg
11%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
279g
10%
Zinc, Zn
20mg
100%

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Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.