Monday, January 12, 2015

Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed Winter Squash


Cynthia, who picks up at Whole Foods in Wexford, shared this one. "We tried out a new recipe last month with some of the winter squash and hot sausage we received in our CSA share. It was absolutely amazing." Sounds amazing! I'd take her word for it.

2 Winter Squash, halved and seeded
3 TBS EVOO, divided
1 # Pork Sausage
1/3 C. Onion, diced
1/4 C. Celery, diced
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/4 tsp Red pepper flakes
2 tsp dried Thyme
1 Apple, diced
1/4 C. Cranberries, dried
2 C. Quinoa, cooked
1/3 C. Parmesan Cheese
S & P

1. Preheat oven - 400 Degrees
2. Drizzle squash with olive oil, sprinkle with S & P. Roast for 45 minutes, or until fork tender.
3. While squash is cooking, heat a large saute pan with 1 TBS of Olive Oil. Add sausage and brown. Add onion, celery, garlic, red pepper flakes and pinch of S & P. Cook for 3-4 minutes, r until onion is tender and translucent.
4. Remove pan from heat and stir in chopped thyme. Stir in quinoa, apple, cranberries. Season with S & P.
5. Scoop mixture into roasted squash halves. Top with Parm Cheese and a drizzle of Olive Oil. Bake for 10 minutes.
6. Serve hot.

Recipe based on The Messy Baker Blog at  http://themessybakerblog.com/2013/11/17/sausage-quinoa-stuffed-acorn-squash/ 

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