Curried Stuffed Acorn Squash


Accidental recipes are the best and this one is no exception! This is a fancy vegetarian-lover's way to spice up squash without losing the smooth, subtle squash flavor.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • ½ cup sliced daikon radish

  • ¼ cup sliced leek

  • ¼ cup diced celery

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 cups vegetable stock

  • 1 cup brown rice

  • 1 cup chopped collard greens

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons red curry paste

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Wrap each squash half with plastic wrap.

  2. Place wrapped squash, cut side down, in microwave; cook on high until squash is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Leave squash wrapped while preparing filling.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir red bell pepper, radish, leek, celery, jalapeno pepper, and garlic in the hot oil until softened, about 10 minutes. Add vegetable stock and rice; stir to combine. Cover and simmer until broth is absorbed and rice is tender, about 45 minutes.

  4. Sprinkle greens into rice mixture; cover and simmer until greens are wilted, about 5 minutes. Add curry powder, curry paste, and walnuts to rice mixture; stir to combine.

  5. Unwrap squash and set halves, cut sides up, into 4 soup bowls. Spoon about 2 tablespoons feta cheese into each squash half. Add a large scoop of rice mixture atop feta layer. Top rice mixture layer with any leftover feta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
14g Fat
64g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 501mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 60mg 300%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1163mg 25%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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