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|Holiday stuffed acorn squash
Here's what you need for 2 servings:
1 acorn squash, halved
1 beet, washed, scrubbed and sliced (I used a golden beet.)
8 brussel sprouts, cleaned, trimmed and halved
handful of fresh or frozen cranberries
1 zucchini, sliced into rounds
1 broccoli crown, separated into florets
2-3 chard stalks
1 cup cabbage
1/4 yellow onion, sliced
2 stalks celery, diced
salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Use roast setting if available. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Halve and seed acorn squash. Drizzle each half with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in a pan filled with 1 cup water, and put into the oven. Squash will take approximately 30 minutes to cook.
Prepare the broccoli, beet, brussel sprouts and zucchini for roasting in the oven. Distribute all of these on the baking sheets. Spray with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
While these veggies are roasting, prepare your squash stuffing from the onion, chard, celery and cabbage. Roughly chop all of these veggies and place in a large skillet with olive oil. Saute until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
About 10 minutes before the veggies in the oven are done, add your cranberries to one of the baking sheets. Roast until the cranberries pop.
Once everything is done, assemble your bountiful veggie stuffed squash. Place the acorn squash on top of a bed of greens. Scoop a generous portion of veggie squash stuffing into the acorn squash. Arrange one half of the other veggies on top and dot with a few cranberries. Season with more salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil, if desired.
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