Wild Rice Stuffed Squash Recipe
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Wild Rice Stuffed Squash Recipe

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I made this recipe when we invited both families to celebrate our first Thanksgiving in our new home. There were 37 of us, and those who tried this dish raved about it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 medium acorn squash (about 22 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2-1/3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecan halves, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 275 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 593mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut squash crosswise in half; remove and discard seeds. Cut a thin slice from bottom of each half to allow them to lie flat. Place on baking sheets, hollow side up; brush tops with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake until almost tender, 30-35 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine rice with contents of seasoning mix, broth, sage and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed, 23-25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute celery and onion in remaining oil until tender. Stir in cranberries, pecans and parsley. Remove from heat. Stir in rice mixture.
  3. Fill each squash half with about 1/2 cup rice mixture. Return to oven, uncovered, until rice is heated through and squash is tender, 12-15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Wild Rice Stuffed Squash in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p119

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momof29 User ID: 6105359 154986
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012


shaveh User ID: 4810621 154985
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"iI've made these recipe many times over the last few years. Everyone I have made it for loves it."

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 69323
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"These were absolutely delicious! The cranberries and pecan halves gave this a very harvesty/Christmasy taste and they came out of the oven perfectly cooked."

snagcat1995 User ID: 1592569 154085
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"I am going to make this for dinner tonight with a few slices of pot roast and a savory gravy with the same seasonings as the stuffing. yum yum Darlene Hall"

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