Make Your Own: Stuffed Squash


Winter Squash + Stuffing (Seasoning + Protein + Grain + Topping)

Make Your Own Stuffed Squash Recipe!

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  • 1 medium winter squash (e.g., acorn, delicata, butternut, buttercup, Hubbard)


Seasoning – select one or more

  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1–2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1–2 teaspoons mixed dried herbs (basil, thyme, oregano)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Protein – select ONE

  • 1 cup cooked dry beans or one can of beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked ground beef, turkey or chicken
  • 1 cup cooked and diced tofu or tempeh

Grain – select ONE

  • 1 cup cooked brown or white rice
  • 1 cup cooked barley, bulgur or quinoa

Toppings – Optional

  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • ½ cup toasted, chopped nuts


  1. Prepare squash by washing, cutting in half and scooping out the seeds. Place cut side down in a microwave-safe dish with ½ cup water. Cover and microwave on high for 5–8 minutes or until soft enough to pierce with a fork.
  2. Select stuffing ingredients from each category above. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add seasonings. Stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5–10 minutes.
  3. Stir in cooked protein and cooked grain. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Stuff the prepared squash with the prepared stuffing. Add optional toppings.
  5. Bake the stuffed squash halves on high in the microwave for 5–8 minutes or in the oven at 325°F for 15–20 minutes.