Acorn Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rice

These stuffed squash work well for any day of the week, but are the perfect fall vegetable and side for the Thanksgiving table.  It’s both light and hearty.  One acorn squash will easily feed two people.  Double this recipe if you are serving more than two.

Acorn FINAL

1 Acorn Squash (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1-1/2 Tbl Olive Oil
1/4 Lb Cremini or Button Mushrooms, trimmed and diced small
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced small
1/4 tsp dried Thyme (can be omitted if desired)
1/2 Cup Long Grain Rice
1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth
1/4 Cup Vegan Parmesan

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Halve the squash, seed and trim the bottoms so they sit flat on the sheet pan.

Acorn Seed

Lightly brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Lie the squash FACE DOWN on the cookie sheet, covered with tin foil and bake for 35 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, cook the rice according the package instructions.

Saute the onion and mushrooms until tender.  Add to the cooked rice.

Mushrooms 2 for acorn

Remove the squash from the oven and raise the temperature to broil.

Acorn Roasted

 

Acorn Stuffed

Scoop out some of the flesh from the squash and add to the rice mixture.  Add the 1/2 Cup of vegetable broth to this and place in the cavity of the squash.  Top with parmesan.  Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and just starting to brown.

Acorn FINAL

 

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