Vegan Quinoa, Spinach, and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

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20Ingredients
80Minutes
290Calories

Description

This nutty, sweet, and savory dish makes a satisfying and delicious vegan main course or hearty side dish, but you don't have to be vegan to love it. Keep this one on your short list for Thanksgiving and other cool-weather meals. For the fastest pre…

, start the squash roasting, then begin cooking the quinoa; while it cooks, start chopping and sauteing vegetables for the filling. The recipe is a Yummly original created by David Bonom.

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Ingredients

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  • nonstick cooking spray (or olive oil)
  • 5 acorn squash (about 1 3/4 lb. each)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (for squash)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for squash)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa (preferably white quinoa)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for quinoa)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 onion (medium, 1 onion is about 1 cup chopped)
  • 2 carrots
  • 3/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (for vegetable mixture)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (for vegetable mixture)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 5 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • salt (optional, to taste, for serving)
  • extra virgin olive oil (optional, for serving)
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    Directions

    1. Place oven racks in upper third and lower third of oven.
    2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
    3. Coat 2 sheet pans with cooking spray or olive oil.
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    NutritionView More

    290Calories
    Sodium22% DV520mg
    Fat20% DV13g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs14% DV41g
    Fiber32% DV8g
    Calories290Calories from Fat120
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol
    Sodium520mg22%
    Potassium1120mg32%
    Protein7g14%
    Calories from Fat120
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber8g32%
    Sugars3g6%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C50%
    Calcium10%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(1)

    Mandy 15 days ago
    Good textures and my husband, who is not a vegan, asked for more of the filling. It lacked flavor to me.

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