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Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
45
min.
Servings

6 servings

How do you make tender, sweet acorn squash halves even tastier? Stuff them full of cheesy rice and top them with toasted pecans.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Place squash, cut-sides up, in microwaveable dish; cover with waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 12 to 14 min. or until squash is tender. Let stand, covered, 5 min.
  • Scoop squash from shells into large bowl, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Add margarine; mash squash. Add rice, nuts and half the cheese; mix well. Spoon evenly into squash shells. Place on baking sheet; top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake 12 to 15 min. or until heated through and cheese is melted.

How to Toast Nuts

Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavor. To toast in the oven, spread nuts into shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 15 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or, cook on the stovetop in an ungreased skillet on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently.

Use Your Oven

Place squash halves, cut sides down, in 13x9-inch baking pan filled with 1/2 inch of water. Bake at 375°F for 40 to 50 min. or until tender. Scoop squash from shells and continue as directed.

Best of Season

Acorn squash is a popular variety of hard-skinned squash. Choose squash that are heavy for their size. The rinds should be hard, deep-colored and free of spots. Store in a cool, dark well-ventilated place for up to 1 month.

Servings

  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 290
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 33g
Dietary fiber 7g
Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wasn't head-over-heels for this or anything but it wasn't half bad. I wasn't head-over-heels for this or anything but it wasn't half bad. I got tired of the flavor after a little bit, but my husband LOVED it. It's more trouble than what it's worth, in my opinion. However, if you're trying to impress, it does make for a very visually appealing presentation.
Date published: 2007-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I tried this recipe out on my husband, a confirmed squash hater....he really liked it! I tried this recipe out on my husband, a confirmed squash hater....he really liked it! Hurray! I didn't have pecans or cashews in the house so I used roasted walnuts, and I think next time I'll add some ground turkey or sausage with some spices to "kick it up a notch." Thanks!
Date published: 2006-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I added a few ingredients to make this a bit more flavorful. I added a few ingredients to make this a bit more flavorful. I added green and yellow peppers, tomatoes and mushroom with a little bit of Italian dressing. Very tasty. At first my husband didn't want to try it....had a little bite and said.."Is there one for me!"
Date published: 2006-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has become a favorite in our house! This has become a favorite in our house! I used chopped bacon instead of pecans. I also added bread crumbs to the top to give a little bit of a crunch. The presentation is impressive and it is a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies.
Date published: 2007-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I changed the recipe a bit. I changed the recipe a bit. I used ground turkey, cashews, added spices, and more cheese. Its absolutly yummy! My fiance doesnt like trying new things, but now this is one of his favorite meals!
Date published: 2006-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this for company and they really enjoyed it! I made this for company and they really enjoyed it! Quite filling as well. I'd recommend sprinkling pecans on top before the final 2 minutes in the oven for an extra special presentation.
Date published: 2006-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THis was wonderful! THis was wonderful! My husband never likes veggies like this but even he loved it. I left out the nuts because he doesn't eat them and it was still very good.
Date published: 2006-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you don't have small acorn squash, cut it in the middle for more stability and a nicer... If you don't have small acorn squash, cut it in the middle for more stability and a nicer presentation (i.e. each half stays on top and bottom respectively).
Date published: 2006-11-15
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