Easy to make Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash – Use cooked quinoa or any kind of leftover grains (brown rice or farro taste great!) to stuff a pair of toaster oven roasted delicata squash boats. Depending on how big the squash is you’ll either have a hearty dinner for one or a nice side dish for two!
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This quinoa stuffed squash is full of delicious flavor. The sweet roasted delicata squash is the perfect match for a fall salad of nutty quinoa, creamy red kidney beans, dried apricots, and tangy feta cheese, drizzled with a bright orange juice and white balsamic vinaigrette.
While I love a good acorn squash bowl, delicata squash is my favorite to stuff because it cooks up faster and you can eat the skin…how fun is that!
~ Keep scrolling for step by step photos & tips after the recipe ~
Sweet, tangy and healthy, you can’t go wrong with this stuffed squash.
- 1 delicata squash, washed and dried
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup cooked grains like brown rice, quinoa, barley or farro
- 1 tablespoon chopped dried apricots
- 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans
- 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar (or regular balsamic vinegar)
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Adjust your toaster oven’s cooking rack to the bottom placement and preheat to 425 F. Lightly oil a roasting pan or line with a silicone baking mat.
Slice squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Rub oil onto all exposed flesh and season with salt and pepper. Add squash halves, interior side down, on the prepared pan.
Roast squash at 425 F for 20 to 25 mins or until a fork easily slides into the back of the squash. Allow squash to cool slightly before stuffing.
While the squash cooks, mix all of the grain salad ingredients together in a medium bowl. Divide salad evenly among the squash boats and enjoy.
How to Make Quinoa Stuffed Delicata Squash For One or Two
Step 1: Start by adjusting your toaster oven’s cooking rack to the bottom placement and preheat to 425°F on the ‘Bake’ setting. Lightly oil a roasting pan or baking sheet small enough for your toaster oven.
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Step 2: After washing and drying the squash, slice it in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Rub oil onto all the exposed flesh and season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning blend.
Step 3: Place the squash halves, interior side down, on the prepared pan. Roast squash for 20 to 25 mins or until a fork easily slides into the back of the squash. Cool slightly before filling.
Step 4: While the squash cooks, mix together the all of the grain salad ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide the salad evenly among the squash boats and enjoy!
If you’re looking for more squash recipes be sure to check out this cheesy Toaster Oven Quesadilla with Squash and Black Beans, our step-by-step guide for How To Cook Delicata Squash In Your Toaster Oven, and these super fun Toaster Oven Acorn Squash Bowls that are perfect for stuffing with your favorite fillings.