Golden Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Suncore Foods

by | Updated: November 18th, 2021

For a dish that’ll bring a warm glow to your table, make this roasted acorn squash stuffed with savory quinoa, tart cranberries and pumpkin seeds. The medley of flavors, textures and aromas created with Suncore Foods superfoods is as seasonal and festive as it is earthy and comforting – perfect for a holiday dinner or a relaxed winter weeknight. It’s a harvest in a golden bowl that you can eat!

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash on Stoneware Plates on Wood Table |

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash on Stoneware Plates on Wood Table |
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Golden Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 228 kcal
Author Suncore Foods



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut squash in half and remove seeds with spoon.
  3. On baking sheet, place squash flesh side down. Roast 25-35 minutes, until squash is tender.
  4. Preheat large saucepan or Dutch oven and add oil. Add onions and sauté 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, celery, salt and pepper and cook additional 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add quinoa to pan, stir and pour in vegetable broth. Cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fully cooked, about 15 minutes. Add cranberries and cook until just softened. Stir in pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds. Finish with butter and stir well.
  6. Remove squash from oven, flip over, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Fill squash with quinoa filling. Return to oven for an additional 15-20 minutes; let cool slightly before eating.

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Nutrition Facts
Golden Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 451mg19%
Potassium 574mg16%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 734IU15%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.