Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tonight is going to be short and sweet.  I’m not feeling 100% — nothing serious I think it’s just a bit of seasonal allergies, but some relaxing and an early night in bed is definitely in my future.

Hubby’s Diner

My wonderful husband wanted to make sure I had a good dinner tonight when I got home, and was even thoughtful enough to take pictures while he was preparing it for you all.   Tonight on the menu we had a Stuffed Acorn Squash with quinoa and mixed veggies and of course,  a small side caesar salad for me.   Here is his recipe for you all 🙂

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Stuffed Acorn Squash 

Serves 2


  • One whole acorn squash
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • One small carrot
  • One stalk of celery
  • Quarter of a white onion
  • 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary, or about 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 fresh basil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Parmesan for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray/oil a baking sheet
  • Prepare your quinoa while your oven heats to al dente (about 15-20 minutes depending, about 80% cooked)
  • When quinoa is finished, drain excess water and put to the side
  • Dice the vegetables and herbs and combine with the warm quinoa.
  • Mix everything together with olive oil
  • Split the acorn squash in half and clean out the innards (Zach recommends using an ice cream scoop for this step)
  • Stuff the halves with the quinoa mixture, add salt and pepper to taste
  • Cover the acorn squash with foil, and bake for about an hour, depending on the size of the squash.  Removing the foil about 3/4 of the way through.
  • Top with parmesan and enjoy!


I’m going to a resource fair in the morning for work — so I’ll try and make sure I stop by before heading that direction in the AM.  Time to get some R and R with the family 🙂  Have a great night all!

Question of the Night:  Anyone else struggling with seasonal allergies or sinuses right now?

Mine are mainly in my head, mild constant head aches, with some other minor aches and pains.

20 thoughts on “Stuffed Acorn Squash

  1. I’ve never made acorn squash before. I always thought they looked cool. While I can’t eat quinoa, I wonder if these would be good stuffed with ground beef, onions and peppers. And tell your hubby he’s smart for using the ice cream scoop, I would have never thought to do that. I’ll have to remember that the next time I’m scooping seeds out of a butternut squash!

    Feel better!


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