Make sure this delicious recipe is on one of your holiday plates! It’s soooooooo good! I saw a similar recipe somewhere once and loved it, but in typical Jenny fashion, I didn’t go searching any websites for recipes. I’m too impatient to follow a recipe, so it’s funny that I write them. Instead, I did my best to recall the ingredients and then ran to the store. Really, it could not have turned out any better with a recipe. I always know I have success when my husband is reaching around me grabbing at the food, making yummy sounds before it’s even all put together. He was enjoying the filling before I got in and stuffed in the squash or sprinkled with lovely pomegranates. Don’t you feel sorry for my family having to try out all my recipes? It’s a rough life! Ha.
This recipe is very filling and can be the main course on your plate. Here is it, healthy and delish!
Disclaimer: I feed a large, hungry family and we always seem to have guests. So, cut my recipes in half if you are not feeding a bunch. We also love leftovers for lunch the next day!
Baked Acorn Squash
Acorn Squash-1 per 2 people you are serving
Purchase your favorite variety of acorn squash and bake per sticker directions on the squash. I used green acorn squash this time with directions to split the acorn in half, remove seeds, and place a cut side down in a baking dish with 1/4 to 1/2 inches of water at the bottom. Cook at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Then remove from oven and flip cut side up to cool a bit and stuff.
7 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups raw pumpkin seeds (They are called pepitas and are greenish brown and not fresh seeds out of a pumpkin.)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp granulated onion
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
Cook your quinoa and add all your ingredients, except pomegranate, in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon. The green acorn squash I used were about the size of 3 of my fists when whole. I filled each side of the cooked squash with about 1 cup of stuffing. Slice your pomegranate open, remove the seeds, and sprinkle them on top of your stuffing. It’s so pretty and so yummy! Enjoy!