Stuffed Acorn Squash

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Sides
Stuffed Acorn Squash

This Stuffed Acorn Squash is packed with flavors, thanks to the addition of tangy pomegranate seeds, chopped walnuts and some staple spices and herbs.

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This healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe isn’t just pretty… it’s downright delicious, too!

Servings: 4

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 PowerFuel


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds (or 1/4 cup dried cranberries)
  • 8 Tbsp. crushed walnuts
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • Dried parsley
  • Zero-calorie cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Slice acorn squash into 4 slices and remove the seeds (If too hard, poke holes and microwave for 4 minutes to allow it to soften).
  3. Place on an aluminum-lined baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until soft.
  5. Mix together quinoa, walnuts, pomegranate, and coriander.
  6. Fill each squash with quinoa mixture and sprinkle dried parsley on top.
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