Tasty Tuesday: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tasty Tuesday

I have been waiting all year to make our favorite recipe!!  Stuffed Acorn Squash!  I made it for the first time last year when I received 20 acorn squash from our Crop Share and had no idea what to do with them (I was only just starting to cook foods other than boxed Mac'N'Cheese.

So, I found this recipe on Cooks.com and modified it a little bit to make our most memorable meal.  It turned out to be a great way to get us both to eat our veggie!!

3 small acorn squash
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 large onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 cup dry stuffing mix
1 cup chicken or beef broth
melted butter


1) (Optional) Lightly sautee the onion in a small amout of oil or butter until translucent.  Add the garlic during the last minute.

2) Combine ground meat, stuffing, chopped onion, garlic, paprika and broth. Mix lightly but well. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

3) Wash and cut squash into halves; remove seeds. In a large pot, boil the squash partially, with the cut portion facing down in an inch of boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove and brush liberally with melted butter.

4) Stuff each squash with meat mixture. 

5) Pour melted butter over the top of the meat.  Be generous!  Lots of it will fall off the squash anyway...right??  ;)  Anyway, the healthiness of the squash cancels out the butter.  Promise.

6) Bake in the oven at 350°F for about 1 hour.  If desired, brush a few timnes with butter while they are cooking.

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