Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe -
Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe
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Stuffed Butternut Squash
Baked squash are stuffed with Brussels sprouts, carrots, beans, and rice. See more
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Stuffed Butternut Squash

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"I developed this recipe using a few of my favorite ingredients. This is an easy to prepare vegan recipe that creates a very balanced meal, and is great served with a green salad. In addition, it's a delicious dish that will be enjoyed by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr 55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place squash in a baking dish with one inch of water, and cover with foil.
  2. Bake squash in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until flesh is fork-tender. Keep warm.
  3. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place Brussels sprouts, carrots, and garbanzo beans in a skillet over medium high heat. Stir together soy milk, tamari, turmeric, and garlic, and add to the skillet, tossing to coat. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until tender. Add a small amount of water or more soy-tamari mixture, as needed, to prevent drying out. Combine rice with vegetable mixture, and scoop into squash. Serve with additional tamari and season to taste. Enjoy!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2005

I converted this recipe to a casserole by chunking up the cooked squash and mixing it into the stuffing. We were taking it to a potluck and it just seemed like it would be easier to serve that way. I also subbed zuccini for the brussel sprouts, and used a cup of brown rice. Everyone really liked it, and my husband loved it! Considering how hard it is to get him to eat vegetables some days, that's quite an accomplishment.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 23, 2009

Very interesting recipe! I liked the combination of brussels, carrots and rice, and also the idea of the chickpeas (but not so sure about the taste of chickpeas in this). However, I just couldn't add all the turmeric. I thought about an 1/8 tsp. was plenty. Any other seasoning suggestions? Curry was good too.

Sep 30, 2007

I was hesitant to try this recipe, because it seemed unusual. I decided to go ahead based on the other reviews, and I am so glad that I did. We loved it! The only changes I made are the following: (1) I added a small amount of finely chopped onion, and sauteed this with the garlic before adding the other veggies. (2) I shredded the carrots instead of julienning them (3) I added some small broccoli florets (4) I did not cover the squash with foil when I baked it (gets plenty soft) (5) I added some shredded cheese on top after stuffing, and re-baked at 350 for about 15 minutes.

Oct 09, 2004

I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand (garbanzo beans, carrots, sprouts, soy milk, tamari, turmeric) so I modified it by just using brown rice, a cup of frozen green beans, regular milk, and soy sauce. It was sooo easy to make and turned out very tasty. A nice romantic meal if you serve with two forks.

Sep 21, 2009

I thought this was awsome! I scooped out the cooked squash and mixed in with the rice mixture and served it back in the shell. Fantastic!!

Sep 09, 2007

This is a simple but flavorful recipe. I made a few changes though. I added a chicken bullion cube to the squash water. I used brown rice instead. Zucchini instead of brussels sprouts. Soy sauce instead of tamari. Curry instead of turmeric. I also added green pepper and green onion. My friend loved it.

Jul 05, 2008

This was a great fall-time seasonal recipe, especially for those living in the midwest as brussel's sprouts, winter squash and garlic are all being harvested. I used unsweetened almond milk instead of soy milk, and upped all the spices, two-fold. Lastly, I didn't want to deal with the messiness of the squash halves - I was in a hurry - so I peeled and cubed the squash, and baked everything together. Cubing increased surface area of the squash, decreasing the bake time, and made it easier to eat in my mind...a better mixing of the flavors. My partner topped his with parmeasan and I ate mine with plain yogurt.

Nov 03, 2010

OMG!! This is so good!!! I made some changes based on what I had on hand. Used coconut milk instead of soy, peas instead of the sprouts, and brown rice. Also used 2 cups frozen butternut squash, which I boiled separately, added some sauteed onion, and cooked it all as a casserole. With the coconut milk, you could sub curry powder for the turmeric, though it was great with the turmeric. Will definitely make this many times!


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  • Calories
  • 714 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 166.2 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 33 g
  • 132%
  • Protein
  • 21.5 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1812 mg
  • 72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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