You heard correctly.
I basically just had a miniature Thanksgiving all cooked and stuffed into a perfectly cooked acorn squash! I almost ate both halves.. it was that good.
As my friend - LISA - was over, tackling our pol sci problem sct.... I started salivating at the thought of squash. Specifically, squash of the stuffed variety. I literally got up, took out an acorn squash that I picked up the other day (on my grocery adventure from Hell), and started prepping for dinner.
Thanksgiving-inspired, Stuffed Acorn Squash
- 1 acorn squash
- Sugar-free maple syrup
- Cinnamon, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
- 2/3 cup of meatless crumbles (Bocca soy crumbles for me!)
- about 2 cups of chopped cauliflower and brocolli
- 1/3 of a sweet yellow onion
- 1/3 cup of cottage cheese
- a handful of baby mushrooms
- sauce: I used turkey gravy from a jar. I've also used cream of mushroom
- cheese: I used fat-free mozarella & cheddar cheese.
I washed the outside of the squash, cut the squash in half, and scooped out the insides.
I brushed the insides with no-sugar-added maple syrup, salt pepper, cinnamon, and rosemary.
I placed them, face down, in a baking pan, and cooked at 375 for about 25-30 minutes. (until squishy)
While this was cooking, I prepared my filling!
I mixed cauliflower, broccoli, and my sliced onions and sauteed them until tender. I added in the mushrooms and the meatless crumbles. At the very end (after I took the squash out of the over), I mixed in the cottage cheese and poured about 1/2 cup of gravy over the mixture (or any sauce of your choice). Then -- get to stuffing that squash!
Add your cheese on top.
Bake for about 3-5 minutes and turn to broil for the last 2 minutes.
Look at how gorgeous these are.... oh my goodness.
I almost didn't stop to take a picture -- it smelled and looked so darn amazing!!
Check out that perfect bite: meat crumble, mushroom, broccoli, squash... and all smothered in gravy.
I added some more maple syrup, just for kicks :)
I'm in love with this recipe. Stuffed squash is my new "dish"... it's been declared.
I'm off to study, go to yoga, and get FroYo!!
Hope you had an amazing weekend