What Mama Cookin’? {Stuffed Acorn Squash}

I have a thing for squash lately and wanted to share this super easy recipe because well, I’m awesome like that (smile). Don’t have alot of time to spare in the kitchen? Want to prepare a filling and healthy meal for you and the fam? I got you covered.  Introducing: Stuffed Acorn Squash.

What You Will Need: 

–  Medium acorn squash

– A large kitchen knife

– A large spoon

– Cutting board (optional)

– Medium sized frying pan

– Aluminum foil

– Boca veggie “meat” crumbles

– Daiya shredded cheddar cheese

– Olive oil

Instructions: 

– Prepare your “stuffing” by browning meat crumbles in pan with oil of your choice on medium heat.

– Once meat is done cooking, sit pan off to the side.

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

– Wash acorn squash with luke warm water to rid any residue and pat dry with towel.

– Take large knife and cut the top of squash off.

– Take your spoon and scoop out seeds. It should look something like this:

– Pour a little olive oil in your hands and rub the inside and outside of the squash.

– Next, take your spoon and stuff the squash with cooked “meat” crumbles.

– Add the shredded cheese on top. (I actually layered the cheese and meat crumbles so I alternated between the two until squash was fully stuffed)

– Wrap with aluminum foil and place squash on bottom rack. (I don’t use a baking pan because I find that the squash cooks better without one)

– Cook squash for 30 minutes and dinner will be served!

SUPER easy, right? Now, the prep time may be longer if you are preparing for a larger family but once those bad babies are in the oven, you’re good to go! You can experiment and stuff your squash with whatever veggies your family likes to eat. Some good ones are: rice, lentils, and corn kernels.

Let me know how it turns out for you! Smiles and hugs!

-bzm

 

 

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About blackzenmama

I'm a proud zen mama with an insatiable taste for journaling, comfy clothes, triphop music and Mexican food. Currently awaiting the arrival of my second child (due late July 2014). Smiles & hugs!
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