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Quinoa and Chestnuts Stuffing

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
small acorn squash
3
tablespoons olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup onion, finely chopped
2
cups leeks, washed and chopped into slices
2
garlic cloves, crushed
3
cups quinoa, cooked
1
jar (7.4 ozs) of chestnuts, cut into quarters
1
cup dried cranberries

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

If you don't want to use cranberries, you can use apples instead.

I must confess: I'm not a huge fan of traditional stuffing, so I started looking for alternatives and found this delicious combination of new and tasty flavors. If you want to make the presentation a little more interesting, you can serve it to your guests in individual portions using small acorn squash, making it not only delicious but also very beautiful.

Directions

  • 1 Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  • 2 Carefully cut the squash in half. Use a spoon to remove the seeds. Sprinkle the squash with olive oil and salt. Place them on a baking sheet and set aside.
  • 3 Set a medium-sized pot to medium heat on the stove and add 2 spoonfuls of olive oil. Sauté the onions and leek for 3 minutes or until the onion is transparent. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Add the cooked quinoa, chestnuts and dried cranberries. Mix well.
  • 5 Fill each half squash with the quinoa mix in equal parts.
  • 6 Bake for 30 minutes or until the squash is soft. Serve hot.

I must confess: I'm not a huge fan of traditional stuffing, so I started looking for alternatives and found this delicious combination of new and tasty flavors. If you want to make the presentation a little more interesting, you can serve it to your guests in individual portions using small acorn squash, making it not only delicious but also very beautiful.

Rate and Comment

Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 28, 2015

I must confess: I'm not a huge fan of traditional stuffing, so I started looking for alternatives and found this delicious combination of new and tasty flavors. If you want to make the presentation a little more interesting, you can serve it to your guests in individual portions using small acorn squash, making it not only delicious but also very beautiful.