Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Stuffed Acorn Squash
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If you want to incorporate another fall favorite into your stuffing recipe, opt to include a stuffed acorn squash on your Thanksgiving table.

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4
Servings
610
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-size acorn squash
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, choppped
  • 1 sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped sage
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 4 Cups prepared stuffing

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Halve the squash and scoop out the seeds and pulp. Drizzle a baking sheet with olive oil, place squash on baking sheet, cut side down, and bake for 30-45 minutes until tender.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onions until translucent. Add in the mushrooms cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine the mushroom mixture with the sage, cranberries, and stuffing. Spoon the stuffing mixture in the acorn squash halves.  Bake for 20-30 minutes until heated through.

Acorn Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Acorn Squash Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals. Root vegetables, however, should be slowly braised or boiled for in order to ensure their inside is cooked as well as their outside.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
46%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
82g
27%
Vitamin A
325µg
36%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
23.8%
Vitamin C
26mg
44%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
21%
Vitamin K
44µg
55%
Calcium
157mg
16%
Fiber
11g
43%
Folate (food)
79µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
153µg
38%
Folic acid
44µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
100mg
25%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
178mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
970mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.6%
Sodium
967mg
40%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
39.8%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
6.5%

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