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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 153.7
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.1 mg
  • Sodium: 21.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Submitted by: STRIVE4BALANCE

Introduction

Great alternative to stuffed peppers. Great alternative to stuffed peppers.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    3 Acorn Squash
    1 Small onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2lb of ground beef
    1/2 ccup chopped tomato
    1/4 cup of water
    1/2 cup of cooked rice
    1/2 teaspoon of thyme leaves
    Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. Cut Squash in half and schoop out seeds. Place squash, cut sides down, in baking pan; add 1/2 inch water. Bake, covered at 400 degrees until flesh is fork-tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.

2. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Saute onion, garlic, and crumbled beef for 2 - 3 minutes. Add Tomato, water, rice, sage, and thyme. Cook over medium to medium-high heat until mixture is almost dry, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Fill Squash halves, sprinkle with parsley and serve. Spoon squash from shell to eat with filling.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STRIVE4BALANCE.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    oH SO YUMMY. This was the best dinner I've made in a while. I added a ton of garlic. I LOVE garlic. This was the best. Thank you for sharing! - 11/21/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I added some tomato paste to stuffing mixture and would probably play with it a little more but this was very good and I will make again. Thank you for your idea! - 10/22/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    very yummy. my whole family enjoyed this recipe. I didn't have any cooked rice so I added 1/4 cup raw rice and increased the water to 1/2 cup. I also added 1 can of chopped tomato juice and all. - 12/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    What a GREAT dinner! I loved it and will make many times over. - 11/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wow I have never ate acorn squash but loved this! BUt i agree easily could make 6 servings. I definately like the squash opposed to the green pepper. - 11/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was great, I added 2tbsp of splenda brown sugar blend to the stuffing mmixture and it came out awesome. - 10/6/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We enjoyed very much, will be making again. - 4/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! - 11/6/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Question. It says in the directions to add sage, but it is not listed in the ingredients? Did anyone add sage? - 11/4/08

    Reply from STRIVE4BALANCE (12/12/08)
    I couldn't find sage in the recipe calculator. But yes you should add sage. Its no calories so no big deal.


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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, but wow--this could easily be 6 servings! - 10/9/08

    Reply from STRIVE4BALANCE (12/12/08)
    Yes sorry, it is 6 servings but I can't figure out how to edit now that its in.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Always looking for new ways to prepare squash. This is going to be one of our favorites! Thanks! - 12/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very very good, its now a favorite! - 11/22/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this, but wouldn't it be for 6 servings instead of 3? 3 squash cut in half = 6 halves. - 9/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    mmm, stuffed acorn squash, filling and delicious - 9/3/08

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  • Really good! I used ground turkey and quinoa rather than beef and rice. I also added some smokey paprika, a touch of cayenne pepper, and sprinkled some parmesan. - 3/6/14

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  • Very yummy :) we don't eat a lot of meat so I did leave out the ground beef and added chickpeas. - 7/9/13

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  • This was delicious! Made with extra garlic (yum!), added a little pasta sauce and was perfect! Definite repeat! - 4/10/13

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  • Very good, family loved it. Plan on making it again. - 5/21/12

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  • This recipe was DELICIOUS!!! I was shocked at how filling this was! It tasted wonderful. Don't overcook the squash as the bottom will fall out.

    Thanks for a wonderful HEALTHY recipe! - 3/10/11

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  • Substituted ground turkey for the beef; it's just as good. Very yummy. - 11/26/10

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  • This is really good--I substituted Rotel Canned Tomato with Chiles, which added a bite, but I imagine this is pretty tasty as written, too. Thanks! - 11/11/10

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  • This was a good recipe! My girls really enjoyed and I will utilized it again. This tasted good and was healthy. - 11/5/10

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  • I have never had squash and I decided I'm not a big fan. The stuffing was yummy though! - 10/18/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Use to amke a similiar recipe, but used sausage, so this fits my life style much better! thanks - 9/22/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i have not tested it yet. but i am real soon thanks for the recipe - 9/18/10

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