Chai Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Chai Roasted Acorn Squash

A perfect fall vegetable side, these Chai Roasted Acorn Squash are healthy and delicious. They are flavored with chai tea and stuffed with bulgur, onions, pecans, and cranberries.

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roast acorn squash.

Bulgur filling

Prepare bulgur filling.

Chai Roasted Acorn Squash

Fill squash halves with bulgur mixture.

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  • 6 to 8Servings

Ingredients

Squash:

  • 3 to 4 acorn squash, washed and halved with seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Contents of 2 masala chai tea bags
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

Filling:

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup bulgur, soaked in 2 cups of boiling water for half an hour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup of coarsely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped scallions (optional)

Preparation

Squash:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).

2. Place halved squash on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with tea, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

3. Roast squash in 180°C (350°F) oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven and set aside.

Filling:

1. Heat evoo in a medium sauté pan over medium. Cook diced onions for 7 to 10 minutes, until golden. Drain bulgur and add to onions. Add pecans, cranberries, salt, and pepper. Stir, taste, and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

2. Place squash on a serving dish and fill with the bulgur mixture. Sprinkle scallions and drizzle olive oil on top. Serve warm.

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