This is a winter warming dish. Quinoa, apple, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, chillies, baked acorn squash and mozzarella are used to stuff acorn squash shells. It's the perfect dish any day of the week.
If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.
I love this recipe! The flavors are wonderful and quinoa has a great lightness and fluffiness that acts as a fabulous base to present the gingery, spicy flavors of the mixture. I have a friend who has a restricted gluten-free diet but always loved the flavors and coziness of stuffing so this has been popular with her, but also with the rest of the potluck crowd when I have made it. I love how versatile the dish is too - you can substitute margarine for the butter and eliminate the cheese to make it a vegan dish; you can add nuts or a dried fruit (currants for example) to the stuffing; you can experiment with other kinds of cheese (I've used goat before and it worked well). - 20 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is not very good. It is quite sweet, not at all savory. If you do make it, I would recommend cutting the apple pieces very small, and not using as much cinnamon as the recipe suggests. - 22 Nov 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a great recipe, I cook my squash in the microwave and then get everything else ready. I would suggest reducing the amount of sugar a little bit, it can be slightly sweet. The mozarella cheese is a good complement to the flavors in the squash. Yumm! - 05 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)