About this recipe:A simply delicious squash recipe. Acorn squash is par-cooked in the microwave, then stuffed with sauteed onion, celery, mushrooms and cheese. Serve as a side dish with chicken, beef or pork.
1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
125g celery, diced
160g onion, finely chopped
125g fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
60g grated Cheddar cheese
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:40min › Ready in:55min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
Place squash cut side down in a glass dish. Cook in microwave for 20 minutes on HIGH, until almost tender.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add celery and onion; saute until transparent. Stir in mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. Divide mixture in half, spoon into the squash and cover.
Cook 15 minutes in the preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and put back in the oven until the cheese bubbles.
If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.