Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Number of Servings: 4 (380 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

This holiday, let vegetables hog the limelight at your festivities. This acorn squash makes a wonderful main course or a unique side dish that will change what your family looks forward to at the dinner table.


  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ½ cups quinoa
  • 1 lb. leeks, sliced
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh sage
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Drizzle a third of the olive oil over the cut side of the squash. Place the halves cut-side down on a baking sheet and roast until tender (20-35 minutes).
  2. While the squash is cooking, cook the quinoa according to package directions.
  3. In a skillet, heat remaining two-thirds of the olive oil. Sauté the leeks until they just begin to brown (4-5 minutes). Toast the walnuts with the leeks until slightly browned (1-2 minutes).
  4. When the quinoa is done, stir in the cooked leeks. Add the remaining ingredients except for the squash. When the squash is done, spoon quinoa generously into each half to serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 380 g

Amount per serving
Calories 430
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 10g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 25g
Protein 9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 206.9mg 15%
Iron 6.4mg 35%
Potassium 1175mg 25%
Vitamin A 146.3mcg 15%
Vitamin C 42mg 45%
Vitamin E 3.5mg 25%
Vitamin K 95.8mcg 80%
Thiamin 0.5mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 4.3mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.8mg 45%
Folate 169.5mcg 42%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 4.4mcg 15%
Chloride 70.7mg 4%
Pantothenate 1.3mg 20%
Phosphorus 269.4mg 20%
Iodine 1.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 178.5mg 45%
Zinc 1.7mg 20%
Selenium 4.8mcg 10%
Copper 0.7mg 80%
Manganese 1.9mg 80%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 20.8mcg 45%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Acorn Squash, Leeks, Whole Grain Quinoa, Walnuts, Olive Oil, Thyme, Sage, Salt.

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