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Quick & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash


  • 2 acorn squashes, halved and seeded

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tsp maple syrup

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Place the squash halves cut-side down on a baking sheet and roast for about 25 minutes, or until tender.

  3. While the squash is roasting, mix together quinoa, cranberries, and walnuts in a bowl.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, maple syrup, salt, and pepper.

  5. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and stir well.

  6. Once the squash is done, flip them over and stuff each half with the quinoa mixture.

  7. Return to the oven for another 10 minutes.

  8. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

This dish is not only delicious and festive but also packed with nutrients. It celebrates the bounty of the season and the healthful choices we can make.

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