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Acorn Squash with Spinach and Ricotta

lisa b.

"Roasted acorn squash stuffed with a creamy ricotta, spinach, and brown rice mixture scented with sage and nutmeg."
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1 h 20 m servings 696 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread almonds on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Brush acorn squash with walnut oil and sprinkle with pepper. Place cut-side down in a baking pan. Pour in 1/4 cup water.
  4. Bake squash in the preheated oven until mostly tender, about 30 minutes. Drain water and turn squash over. Cut a shallow X into the flesh of each half.
  5. Mix toasted almonds, spinach, ricotta cheese, brown rice, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, nutmeg, and sage together in a bowl. Stir in half-and-half gently until filling is moist but still dry enough to hold its shape. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Stuff squash halves with filling, pressing gently until topped by 1 inch. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper on top.
  7. Bake until golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute your favorite oil for the walnut oil if desired.
  • Substitute 1/2 box frozen chopped spinach for the fresh if desired.
  • Substitute cream for the half-and-half if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 696 calories; 35.7 g fat; 62.6 g carbohydrates; 35.4 g protein; 82 mg cholesterol; 595 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is wonderful! I didn’t have quinoa so I used couscous, next time I won’t use the entire box so there is more of the veggie mixture in it. I also used one acorn squash that I partially peel...

I liked the fundamentals of this recipe- acorn squash stuffed with spinach and cheese. I did make a lot of personal tweaks though. I omitted the almonds alltogether because I personally do not...