Stuffed Delicata Squash for Two

Stuffed Delicata Squash for Two

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

In this Tex-Mex-seasoned stuffed delicata squash recipe, half of the ground beef is swapped out for bulgur to reduce saturated fat without cutting back on the amount of stuffing.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 small delicata squash (about 12 ounces), halved and seeded
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup bulgur
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces lean ground beef (90% or leaner)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons toasted pepitas (see Tip)


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F.
  2. Brush the cut sides of the squash with 1 teaspoon oil and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place facedown in a small baking pan. Bake until tender and browned on the edges, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring bulgur and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add beef, chili powder and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring and breaking up chunks with a spoon, until the meat is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the bulgur and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt.
  5. Spoon about 3/4 cup filling into each squash half. Serve sprinkled with pepitas.
  • Tip: To toast small seeds: Heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add seeds and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1/2 stuffed squash
  • Per serving: 344 calories; 15 g fat(3 g sat); 9 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 42 mcg folate; 44 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 17333 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 153 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 495 mg sodium; 874 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (347% daily value), Vitamin C (39% dv), Zinc (30% dv), Magnesium (28% dv), Potassium (25% dv), Iron (21% dv), Calcium (15% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 1

September 24, 2014
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By: annebn
Delicious and satisfying I made this using 93% ground turkey instead of beef, since that's what I had on hand, worked fine. Did not use pepitas. Half a squash was very filling, and satisfying. Leftovers for lunch were good, I added a slice of the 40 calorie ultra thin provolone on top - yum! Pros: Inexpensive tasty