Orzo-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Enjoy the seasonal bounty at local markets by roasting & stuffing a beautiful acorn squash. Only a few ingredients, and a perfect side dish is born. Or make it a meatless main dish and go crazy with the stuffing ingredients! Either way, Orzo-Stuffed Acorn Squash is a recipe destined for greatness on your dinner table.
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut acorn squash in half; scoop out seeds. Place squash halves in an oven safe dish. Rub the insides of the squash liberally with Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil.
  2. Toss together orzo, onions, cheese & salt.
  3. Stuff squash halves with orzo mixture. Sprinkle pepper over the top of the stuffing mixture. Drizzle remaining Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil over squash.
  4. Place dish into 400 degree oven and roast squash for 40 minutes, or until the flesh is tender. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Aren’t these cute little squash the perfect vessel for stuffing? I love playing with the ingredients and flavors added.  For instance, no orzo in the pantry? Quinoa or farro works great.  Got a family member who’s not a fan of a strong onion flavor? Switch the onions out for shallots, which have a milder flavor. Out of Parmesan cheese? Grab some shredded mozzarella for a change up.

As for the grapeseed oil, I like using this as an alternative to other oils.  It holds up better to the higher roasting heat, and perfumes the squash with a delicate roasted garlic flavor. I use Wildtree’s Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil on dishes big and small. Can’t live without it in my pantry!

What would YOU stuff into these seasonal squash?