Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn-SquashAcorn squash is an amazing winter squash.  It's sweet and buttery flavor allows for a lot of diversity in recipes.  If you saw the Chicken Sausage Dolmas recipe from last week, you will see a lot of similar ingredients.  This squash stuffing is identical to the beginning mixture found in the dolmas recipe.   Cut-Acrorn I have heard so many radio shows, podcasts, and news anchors discussing the cold weather all over the country and the boring recipes. This is a great alternative to those boring recipes. sausage I like using Organic Chicken Sausage.  I find this at a local Whole Foods.  Look at the ingredients and make sure that it is certified Gluten Free. Call the number on back if you have questions about the ingredients. Mustard-GreensThese mustard greens came from my CSA box.  Sometimes greens can be a difficult ingredient to use because they can be tough and bitter.  Using them in a dish with other spices balances out the bitterness and this recipe allows enough moisture to soften the greens. Remember to wash the greens multiple times to get rid of excess dirt.  Acron-Squash Before you eat the squash, make sure it is soft enough to eat by sticking a knife in the  squash "meat".  Consider using other cheeses and let me know what you think.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
 
This is a great way to use winter squash
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Winter Season
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 Acorn Squash
  • ½ C Jasmine Rice
  • 2 Organic Chicken Sausages (cut small)
  • 1 C Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 2 C Mustard Greens (ribs removed)
  • 1 C Organic Shredded Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Shallot (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • ½ tsp. White Pepper
Instructions
  1. PreHeat oven to 350°F
  2. Cut the Acorn Squash and remove the seeds
  3. Cut the sausage and shallots
  4. Place in a bowl with seasonings and olive oil
  5. Remove the ribs of the mustard greens, cut and wash them
  6. Add ingredients to the sausage and shallots
  7. Add rice and broth
  8. Mix all together
  9. Place mixture into the "bowl" of the squash.
  10. Place the acorn squash in a 8 X 8 pyrex dish (this helps keep it from moving around)
  11. Cover with foil
  12. Bake for 55 min.
  13. Remove the cover
  14. Add the Cheese and bake until melted

 

By | 2016-05-17T09:45:16+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Corn Free, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

A native Texan who, after being diagnosed with food allergies and Celiac Disease in her mid-twenties, wanted to help others who drastically had to change their diets later in life. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, where she operates Mary Lee Kitchen.

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