Quinoa and Mushroom Stuffed Squash with Kale

Quinoa and Mushroom Stuffed Squash with Kale
Quinoa and Mushroom Stuffed Squash with Kale

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This show-stopping vegetarian dish makes for a delicious, nutritious and beautiful addition to your next family gathering or holiday meal - from Christmas to Thanksgiving and everything in between. In this stuffed squash recipe, the squash (we used kabocha), is thickly sliced, seeded and roasted until the flesh is tender. Then, it’s stuffed with a medley of grains and vegetables - from sauteéd mushrooms, scallions and kale to brown rice and GOYA® Organic Red Quinoa - then topped with manchego cheese and baked until warmed-through and melted. This elegant side is one that both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will ask for again and again.

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kabocha squash, about 3 lbs.

½ tsp.

salt, divided




bunch scallions, sliced and white and greens separated

½ cup

GOYA® Organic Red Quinoa, rinsed well

2 cups

coarsely chopped mushrooms

2 cups

chopped frozen baby kale

1 tbsp.

chopped fresh rosemary

½ cup

dried cranberries


shredded Manchego cheese, divided


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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 °F. Place 1/4 cup water in 2-quart baking dish. Cut squash in half through the stem; scrape out seeds. Cut each half into 2 wedges. Brush flesh with 1 tbsp. oil. Arrange cut side up in dish and season with 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper. Cover with foil. Bake until fork tender, about 20 min.

Step 2

Meanwhile, combine rice, white sliced scallions, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1-1/4 cups water in medium saucepan. Simmer covered, 10 min. Stir in quinoa and mushrooms; return to simmer and cook 10 min. Stir in kale, Sazonador, rosemary and cranberries. Simmer until grains are tender, about 8 min. Stir in scallion greens, then 1cup of cheese. Spoon into squash hollows; sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

Step 3

Bake uncovered until cheese is melted and heated through, 10 min.

Tip by La Cocina Goya

•Cut each wedge in half and use as a side dish.
•Use your favorite squash or steamed pepper halves in place of the kabocha.

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