Healthy Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash cowiron.com
This healthy stuffed butternut squash recipe perfectly embodies the kind of wholesome yet comforting meal that is easier to make than it looks.
Prepare the squash and scoop out the flesh.
Coat the squash with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast for 45-50 minutes until fork tender.
Cook quinoa. In a large skillet, sauté garlic, onions with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent.
Then add bell peppers. Season with Italian herbs, salt, and pepper.
Mix in the cooked quinoa and cranberries, taste if the filling needs additional salt, and then set aside.
Allow the roasted squash to cool for 10 minutes, then scoop out some flesh and dice it into small cubes.
Add the squash to the quinoa mixture. Fill the butternut squash halves with the quinoa filling.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (176°C) and roast for an additional 3-5 minutes.
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