Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Vegetables, garbanzos, raisins and couscous in a lovely Moroccan broth taste delicious inside butter and brown sugar-brushed acorn squash. You can experiment with different vegetables, or add diced chicken. Feel free to be creative with your amounts - I usually freestyle and end up with leftover stuffing mixture, which tastes great on its own the next day. For vegetarians, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 502
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 1h


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 large acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked couscous


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   Arrange squash halves cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes, or until tender. Dissolve the sugar in the melted butter. Brush squash with the butter mixture, and keep squash warm while preparing the stuffing.
  • 3   Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, celery, and carrots, and cook 5 minutes. Mix in the garbanzo beans and raisins. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper, and continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
  • 4   Pour the chicken broth into the skillet, and mix in the couscous. Cover skillet, and turn off heat. Allow couscous to absorb liquid for 5 minutes. Stuff squash halves with the skillet mixture to serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 11.7g 18%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 728mg 29%
Potassium 1464mg 41%
Total Carbohydrates 93.8g 30%
Dietary Fiber 10.7g 43%
Protein 11.2g 22%
Sugars 15g  
Vitamin A 7455IU  
Vitamin C 38mg  
Calcium 181mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 140mg  
Folate 120mcg