Stuffed Acorn Squash Bowls

This recipe is one of three meals that are made with some of the same ingredients. Prepare them individually or try cooking them as a “stack” of three. Start with Maple Dijon Chicken. After cooking that, you are on your way to two other meals in the stack, Five Minute Stir-Fry and Stuffed Acorn Squash Bowls.

By / Photography By Amy Jensen | November 15, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound roasted or steamed Brussels sprouts*
  • 1/2 pound roasted or steamed baby carrots*
  • 1 cup cooked wild or brown rice mixed with a small handful of dried cranberries*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 pound or 2 cooked chicken breast halves, thinly sliced or cubed*
  • Pinch thyme
  • Salt and pepper, as needed
  • 1 small acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°. Warm acorn squash in the microwave for 2 minutes as this makes for easier cutting. Slice squash in half and scoop out the seeds from each half; discard seeds or save for roasting. Place each squash half, open side down, on a prepared baking sheet. Roast until tender, about 20 minutes.

About 5 minutes before squash is done, roughly dice Brussels sprouts and carrots. In a large bowl, combine rice, chicken, Brussels sprouts, carrots, garlic powder, a dash of thyme and some salt and pepper. Stuff each acorn squash bowl with this mixture. Place the stuffed squash bowls on a baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine chopped walnuts or almonds with grated Parmesan. Sprinkle this mixture on top of each squash and bake for an additional 7 to 10 minutes until warmed throughout and tops are slightly brown.

*If cooking the “stack” of 3 meals, you will have this leftover from Maple Dijon Chicken.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound roasted or steamed Brussels sprouts*
  • 1/2 pound roasted or steamed baby carrots*
  • 1 cup cooked wild or brown rice mixed with a small handful of dried cranberries*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 pound or 2 cooked chicken breast halves, thinly sliced or cubed*
  • Pinch thyme
  • Salt and pepper, as needed
  • 1 small acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
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