Stuffed Baby Squash

  • serves 4
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

You can use baby acorn squash or baby pumpkins for this recipe. The squash is roasted and then stuffed with root vegetables, corn, pecans and apricots. And hello … they are so cute!

16 Ratings
Directions for: Stuffed Baby Squash

Ingredients

Squash

4 baby acorn squash or baby pumpkins (1/2 lb each)

4 tsp butter (20 ml)

coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Stuffing

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)

1 tsp butter (5 ml)

1 small parsnip, ¾-inch dice

1 small sweet potato, ¾-inch dice

1 small head celery root, ¾-inch dice

1 onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

½ tsp dried oregano (2 ml) preferably Greek oregano

½ tsp finely chopped thyme (2 ml)

¾ cup corn kernels (175 ml)

¼ cup dried apricots, diced (60 ml)

½ cup pecans, toasted, roughly chopped

1 tsp white wine (5 ml)

1 Tbsp cider vinegar (15 ml)

⅛ tsp ground cloves (0.5 ml)

¼ tsp ground cumin (1 ml)

Directions

Squash

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Cut open the top of the baby acorn squash and scrape out the seeds and stringy pulp. Place 1 tsp. of butter into each cavity and season with salt and pepper. Replace top and place pumpkins on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until soft. Keep warm.

3. Combine all diced root vegetables in medium pot and cover in cold water. Cook over medium heat until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and reserve.

Stuffing

1. In a medium sauté pan on medium heat, add the butter and oil and sauté the onions, garlic, corn, oregano and thyme for 4 minutes. Add the pecans, apricot, reserved root vegetables, cumin and clove. Sauté for another 2 minutes. Add the white wine and cider vinegar and cook until the liquid has evaporated, just a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and divide the stuffing equally into the squash and serve. Yield: 4 servings

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