Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winter Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Walnuts, and Grain Sausage

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We made this a long time ago with the last of our African squash from the garden, but it would be perfect with any winter squash, especially acorn squash. One squash would serve two people.

You could use rice or couscous instead of quinoa if you had those on hand. This could easily be made vegan by omitting the parmesan topping.

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Ingredients

1 acorn/carnival/small butternut squash per 2 people

Stuffing:
2 grain sausages, diced (we used Field Roast brand, Smoked Apple Sage)
Several fresh sage leaves, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, broken up
3/4 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups broth (we used veggie broth)
handful of grated parmesan

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For the squash:
Cut in half and remove all the seeds and innards. Roast at about 400 degrees until the squash is tender all the way through.

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Meanwhile, roast your walnuts in a hot pan that has a lid. When they start to brown, add the diced grain sausage. When that starts to brown, add the sage. Pour in the broth and bring it to a boil and then add your quinoa and cover, lowering the heat. It should be fully cooked in 15-20 minutes.

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Stuff your squash halves with the stuffing mixture, add cheese, and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Serve with a salad or roasted vegetables.

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4 comments:

Liana Krissoff said...

This looks fantastic, and I like the method of toasting, cooking, boiling all in the same pan. Thanks for sharing.

Levi said...

What is "grain sausage"? Smells a little suspect to me! Either way, I'm glad y'all are back on the blog.

Local Okra said...

Levi, you can use 'real' sausage too!

Field Roast products are among the most delicious meat substitutes out there.

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