Quinoa Stuffing Stuffed Squash

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

This 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 🙂  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 😀  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 🙂

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1 Kristy Kelley September 28, 2012 at

Ahhh, this looks gluten free and extremely yummy! I will be trying this soon.

— Kristy @ Wine Logic


2 gina November 27, 2011 at

i love squash…all kinds but i have to admit i’ve not heard of hubbard squash? they look like acorn squash. anyway, in my mind they have to be wonderful…they are squash! now adding your quinoa goodness to it, even more wonderful. i will be trying this sooner than later.


3 Gosia November 18, 2011 at

This is one of those mouth-watering recipes that you know you gotta make. I love squash, but never thought to combine it with quinoa. I bet it’s a perfect combination.
Now on another note, I’ve just realized you’re pregnant. What great news. Congratulations.
Take a good care of yourselves.


4 Vianney Rodriguez November 11, 2011 at

Great recipe. I love squah and your filling looks amazing!


5 Amy @ Gastronome Tart November 11, 2011 at

I have tried Hubbard squash once and it was so huge! Delicious but hard to break it down. This recipe is perfect for it!


6 Winnie November 10, 2011 at

I love winter squash in all forms and stuffed with this yummy quinoa filling? Sounds fantastic.


7 Gosia November 5, 2011 at

What a great combination – squash and quinoa – both my favourites. Gotta try! Right? I, too, get my squash fix of recent, roasting it and then doing almost anything with the pulp – cakes, tarts, soups, pasta, but I haven’t done the stuffing yet and it looks so, so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.


8 Sonia The Healthy Foodie November 4, 2011 at

That looks YUM, Heidi! I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of hubbard squash, but I figure I could very well use my favorite: acorn! Also, I think I would sprinkle some goat cheese on mine. As for the cranberries, I love that you are using fresh. Fresh cranberries are just the best. My daughter and I just go gaga for them. We’ll sit down with a bag and wolf the whole thing down (if we lose control, that is…)

Love this recipe!


9 Rawkinmom November 4, 2011 at

This is a perfect holiday dish!!!


10 Michaela November 4, 2011 at

this looks absolutely delicious!
I have never tried that stuff (not yet :))!


11 Editorial Team | Healthy Aperture November 3, 2011 at

Perfect for the upcoming holidays


12 surlykitchen November 3, 2011 at

stuffed squash is one of my favorite meals. this looks super yummy


13 Pure2raw twins November 3, 2011 at

looks great! perfect for this time of year


14 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} November 3, 2011 at

I loved stuffed squash and your filling looks really good. I love that your daughter enjoyed the fresh cranberries! 🙂


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