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Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Cherries

Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Cherries
Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes Number of Servings: 4
Actual Cooking Time:45 minutes Source: Eden Foods
Food Groups: Fruits, Meat & Beans, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Fiber, Low Sodium
Origin: American
Special Features: Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead , Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Vegetarian


1/2 cups Quinoa, cooked per package directions
2 medium Acorn squash, halved & seeded
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dried Montmorency cherries, chopped
2 tablespoons pure Maple Syrup
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
Safflower Oil


Preheat oven to 350F.

Lightly oil the squash skin.

Mix the quinoa, walnuts, cherries, syrup and cinnamon; stuff each squash half with the mixture.

Cover the squash with foil and place in a baking dish.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until squash is tender.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 370
Total Fat: 20 g
Saturated Fat: 2
Polyunsaturated Fat: 14
Monounsaturated Fat: 3
Sodium: 11 mg
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 7 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 107 mg

Cook's Notes:

Add fewer walnuts to reduce the fat in this recipe.