Turkey and Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash

Turkey and Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 6 servings with 413 calories, 29g of protein, and 10g of fat each. For $2.82 per serving, this recipe covers 37% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up baby bella mushrooms, acorn squash, brown rice, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by spoonacular user julies. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. Similar recipes include Turkey and Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash Noodle Turkey Bolognese Stuffed Acorn Squash with Melted Gruyere: Two Ways, and Butternut Squash Noodle Turkey Bolognese Stuffed Acorn Squash with Melted Gruyere: Two Ways.

Servings: 6

 

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 smalls acorn squash

1 cup brown basmati rice

1 small onion

2 cloves garlic

1 1/4 pounds (or 1 package) lean ground turkey

1 package baby bella mushrooms

1 bag spinach

2 tablespoons vegeta seasoning

1/2 teaspoon bell pepper flakes

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

Equipment:

oven

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

Prepare rice according to package instructions. (I either cook the rice in chicken stock, or this time I used water and added 1 tablespoon vegeta seasoning to the water to add flavor to the rice as it cooks.) Meanwhile preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut squash in half and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast skin side down for 30 minutes. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skilled. Add diced onions. Cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add turkey, 1 tablespoon vegeta, red pepper, salt and pepper. Cook until turkey is browned and almost cooked through. Rough chop the mushrooms and add to the pan. Cook until mushrooms are softened. Add rice and spinach and stir until spinach is just wilted. Stuff the squash with the meat and rice mixture and top with bread crumbs. (Either toss bread crumbs with 2 teaspoons olive oil, or I just spray them with spray olive oil to make sure that they brown in the oven. Bake stuffed squash in oven until bread crumbs are browned.

 

Step by step:


1. Prepare rice according to package instructions. (I either cook the rice in chicken stock, or this time I used water and added 1 tablespoon vegeta seasoning to the water to add flavor to the rice as it cooks.)

2. Meanwhile preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3. Cut squash in half and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast skin side down for 30 minutes.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skilled.

5. Add diced onions. Cook until translucent.

6. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

7. Add turkey, 1 tablespoon vegeta, red pepper, salt and pepper. Cook until turkey is browned and almost cooked through. Rough chop the mushrooms and add to the pan. Cook until mushrooms are softened.

8. Add rice and spinach and stir until spinach is just wilted.

9. Stuff the squash with the meat and rice mixture and top with bread crumbs. (Either toss bread crumbs with 2 teaspoons olive oil, or I just spray them with spray olive oil to make sure that they brown in the oven.

10. Bake stuffed squash in oven until bread crumbs are browned.


Nutrition Information:

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413 Calories
28g Protein
10g Total Fat
56g Carbs
54% Health Score
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Calories
413
21%

Fat
10g
16%

  Saturated Fat
1g
10%

Carbohydrates
56g
19%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
51mg
17%

Sodium
1308mg
57%

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Protein
28g
58%

Vitamin K
232µg
222%

Vitamin A
5266IU
105%

Manganese
2mg
100%

Vitamin B6
1mg
71%

Vitamin B3
12mg
62%

Vitamin C
40mg
49%

Magnesium
180mg
45%

Phosphorus
404mg
40%

Potassium
1398mg
40%

Folate
144µg
36%

Vitamin B1
0.54mg
36%

Selenium
22µg
32%

Iron
4mg
27%

Fiber
6g
26%

Vitamin B5
2mg
22%

Zinc
2mg
19%

Copper
0.35mg
18%

Vitamin E
2mg
14%

Calcium
135mg
14%

Vitamin B2
0.23mg
13%

Vitamin B12
0.48µg
8%

Vitamin D
0.38µg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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