Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 348.5
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.4 mg
  • Sodium: 383.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 73.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 24.5 g

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Very yummy way to eat your fruits and veggies along with some healthy whole grain Quinoa. Very yummy way to eat your fruits and veggies along with some healthy whole grain Quinoa.
Number of Servings: 6


    I box "Seeds of Change" French Herb Quinoa Blend
    16 oz Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
    1 tbsp Olive Oil
    1/4 cup Dried Apricots chopped
    1/4 cup Golden Raisins
    6 whole Acorn Squash cut in half
    1/4 cup 2% Shredded Cheddar Cheese


Recipe makes 6 servings
Cut squash in half and season with a pinch of salt. You may season squash with any of your favorite spices. I also add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on the squash.
Place on cookie sheet cut side down, in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes.
While squash is baking cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
Put olive oil in skillet and cook and brown off turkey sausage. You can season with your choice of spices. I usually use Mrs. Dash garlic herb, and salt.
When thoroughly cooked add to the quinoa.
Chop the apricots about the same size as the raisins.
Mix fruit into the quinoa, sausage mixture, blend well.
Stuff squash halves with mixture.
Bake off in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until squash is thoroughly cooked and mixture is hot.
Sprinkle shredded cheese on the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
I've also used Parmesan cheese instead of the cheddar.
Serve with a salad or some broccoli, for a yummy dinner.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KALOLA555.