Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice

We grow Swiss Chard in our garden and it is great to go to the garden and gather the greens for a recipe.  The other day I rushed out to the garden to gather my Swiss Chard before the first freeze of the season and ended up with this fantastic recipe.   I had some Acorn Squash so why not make a wonderful vegetable dish with these vegetables. We loved this combination for stuffing the squash and I am sure we will be using this recipe over and over. The sweet flavors of the squash and the crunchy stems of the chard along with the nuts, and the savory rice, oh my this is delicious.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Starting This Recipe With Fresh Swiss Chard

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Next We Clean and Season Our Acorn Squash Then Roast

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

For The Stuffing

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Add The Swiss Chard

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Cooked Wild Rice

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Take The Roasted Squash Out Of The Oven To Rest

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Stuff The Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves 4
Ingredients
For The Squash
2 medium Acorn Squash
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons butter
For The Stuffing
2 slices bacon, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cups wild rice, cooked
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup water
Directions
Wash the outside of the squash and cut the top off.
Clean the seeds from the inside of the squash.
Mix the cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, salt and pepper together.
Put 1 teaspoon butter in the bottom of each of the cleaned squash.
Next sprinkle some of the season mix on the inside of the squash.
Put the squash in a small baking dish then pour 1 cup water around the edge of the squash.
Roast un-covered at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
While the squash is roasting, prepare the stuffing.
Wash the Swiss Chard and Cut in ribbons including the stems.
Cook the Wild Rice according to package directions.
In a large skillet brown the bacon pieces then remove the crisp pieces to drain.
In the skillet saute the onion in the rendered bacon fat until the onion is clear. 
Add the Swiss Chard to the hot skillet and saute with the onion until the greens are just wilted, don't over cook.
Add the cooked Wild Rice and mix well stirring constantly.
Add the remainder of the season mixture to the stuffing mix and mix well.
Add the balsamic vinegar and mix well.
Set the stuffing aside to rest until the squash are out of the oven.
Take the squash out of the oven and let set for 5 minutes before stuffing.
Add the cranberries and  pine nuts to the stuffing and mix well.
Stuff the squash with the stuffing mix.
Garnish with extra pine nuts and the bacon pieces.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Recipe Tip:
Serve the remainder of the stuffing on the side, it is delicious all by itself.

Ready To Serve

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Enjoy!

Roasted Acorn Squash with Swiss Chard and Wild Rice at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Thanks so much for stopping by today to enjoy this delicious Roasted Acorn Squash with us. It is always so much fun to spend time in the kitchen with you and sure hope you will come back real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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5 comments:

  1. This is one of the most interesting dish I've seen lately.
    I LOVE it !!
    Unique and looks soooooooooo good :)

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  2. I love your stuffed squash recipe, Miz Helen! Thanks for sharing on #FoodandFitnessFriday! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Wow! This looks delicious! I can't wait to make it! TFS! Visiting from Make it Pretty Monday!

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  4. I love Swiss chard, this sounds delicious and such a pretty presentation! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  5. Looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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