This amazing vegetarian dish is full of flavor and comes out of the oven looking absolutely beautiful. I love using produce in season, so in the fall and winter, I’m all about winter squash. Butternut squash is sweet and loaded with vitamins and minerals. I like to pair it with savory flavors like garlic, onion, and strong cheeses to contrast. In this recipe, I also used kale, which is a great, nutrient-rich leafy green. Yum!
Stuffed and Roasted Butternut Squash
Recipe Type: Dinner
Serving Size: 1/2 squash
Makes 2 servings
- 1 medium butternut squash
- 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups kale
- 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup feta, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- Preheat oven to 400˚F.
- Cut the butternut squash in half, lengthwise. Remove seeds and loose fiber.
- Take a knife and criss cross the flesh of the squash about 1 centimeter deep.
- Brush with 2 teaspoons olive oil.
- Place on a baking sheet, then bake in oven for 35 minutes.
- Place 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet with medium-high heat.
- Add garlic and onion.
- Cook until onions are transparent—about 5 minutes.
- Add kale and breadcrumbs, then cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until kale is wilted.
- Remove from heat, then stir in balsamic vinegar, feta, and pine nuts.
- Remove the squash from the oven and fill the cavity with the kale mixture.
- Return back to the oven and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
|NUTRITIONAL INFO||PER SERVING|
|Calories||340 (150 from fat)|
|Carbohydrate||46g (8g dietary fiber, 9g sugar)|
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