Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed Squash

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on November 3, 2011

Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed SquashThis week my column was on Hubbard squash.  As much as I love squash, I had never tried hubbard.  Usually they’re too big(especially considering that besides the kids I’m the only one eating it) and to be honest I’m a little scared of them.  When I was asking about squash for my column, a lady at the market pointed me to these small squashes in different colors that are actually smaller hubbard squashes.  Awesome!  After giving them a try, they really are delicious, I’ll be buying them more frequently Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed Squash  Have you tried hubbard squash before?  What’s your favorite kind of winter squash?

If you’re serving this to kids it can be difficult for little ones to scoop out the squash but since the egg holds things together a little you can slice it into thick slices and then with a knife take off the peel, making it much easier for little ones to scoop and feed themselves.  For even younger ones you could slightly mash the squash and mix in the quinoa to make a full baby meal Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed Squash  If you don’t like the tartness of fresh cranberries(even though I find they do contrast with the sweet squash really well) you can substitute dried cranberries if you like them better.  Surprisingly, my almost 2 year old daughters favorite part was the fresh cranberries so you never know till you try it Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed Squash

Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed Squash

Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed Squash

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