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Stuffed Butternut squash

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Stove Top
  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 medium size butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup quinoa optional
  • 1 cup filtered water optional
  • 1 lbs lean ground beef or turkey 93/7 optional
  • 1+1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 3/4 cup cup bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Grease the baking tray with Olive oil. Slice the squash into half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds from the squash. Arrange the squash on the baking.
  • Drizzle the squash with olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt and rub it evenly.
  • Roast the squash for 45 to 50 minutes on 400F until the squash is fork tender.
  • While the squash is in the oven lets get to the filling, you can use quinoa or ground meat. For the quinoa boil one cup of water in a small sauce pan with quinoa and sea salt until all the liquid are absorded and evaporated turn the fire off. and move aside and cover.
  • If choosing the meat dish, in a skillet heat up the olive oil and add the garlic, onions and bell peppers until the onions become transparent, add the ground meat and break apart with a spatula auntil evenly cooked season with sea salt and fleshly ground black pepper, set aside.
  • By the time the squash is tender turn down the oven to 200 F let the squash rest for a couple of minutes, scoop the flesh out the squash, cut up the flesh and mix it with the quinoa or ground meat.
  • Fill the butternut squash with the stuffing and return to the oven for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Enjoy!