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Cheesy Acorn Squash

In this video, you’ll see how to make this baked acorn squash filled with a sauté of celery, onions, and mushrooms, then topped with cheese. You may even want to cook up extra celery and mushrooms to be sure you get plenty in each bite! This recipe can either work as a light meal, or as a side—it goes great with beef or ham. Watch the video, then get the 5-star recipe for Linda’s Cheesy Acorn Squash. Ready in less than an hour!

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  • Susan H.

For the filling, I used a packet of Seeds of Change quinoa/rice mix. It can be heated in the microwave or on the stove. I cooked it in a saucepan with diced leek, diced onion, some Swanson vegetable broth to moisten and seasoning to taste. Just guesstimated it and heated through while the squash was cooking in the microwave. I had two squash that needed to be prepared and the filling was enough for the four halves. Used grated sharp cheddar for the cheese. It was delicious, and the leftovers heated well the next day- I think it tasted even better than day one!

  • Mikecra

I added 4 slices of bacon and some thyme and it was excellent. I also drizzled the squash with some olive oil and a pinch salt and pepper and baked it in the oven before I stuffed it.

  • War{^@^}

I think some diced bacon or ham mixed in would/could make it a meal.