Stuffed vegetables are pretty much a pre-requisite for my holiday table. This would make a great vegetarian American Thanksgiving main dish. I made this one for our Canadian Thanksgiving a couple weeks ago and it was really yummy. Especially with mashed potatoes and my vegan herb gravy. Or, since it is squash season, just make it. Your overflowing cupboards might thank you.
Cutting hard-skinned squashes is not easy. I take the biggest, sharpest knife we have, look around to make sure there are no small children behind me, then swing the knife from behind my back onto the squash with a “High-ya!” It goes about an inch down, I lean on the thing and rock it back and forth, managing another inch or two, and then I can barely get the knife out to give it another swing. There is no way I am ever able to cut my squashes lengthwise. I’m either depressingly weak or I buy super hard squashes. Anyway, I managed to cut my acorn squash widthwise, but then, like a bowl without a base, it rocked itself onto its side on the baking sheet. Whatever. I scooped out its insides, poured some extra virgin olive oil on it and cooked it for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
What you’ll need:
1 acorn squash
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 cup mushrooms, diced
1 cup cooked grains (rice, quinoa, millet, or even just breadcrumbs)
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning or a combination of sage, marjoram, oregano, thyme and rosemary
salt and pepper
While the squash is roasting in the oven, sauté the onion, garlic, celery and mushrooms until soft. Add grains, broth and herbs and mix well. Spoon into the squash and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If you want, top with cheese. Cheddar or feta is good.
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