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Mario Batali's Stuffed Acorn Squash

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The perfect vegetarian side
skill level
Moderate
time
60-120min
servings
12
cost
$
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Are you looking for something new to add to your Thanksgiving dinner? Try this dish.
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ingredients
  • 3 Medium Acorn Squash
  • 1/2 Cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Cup Chopped Scallions (2 bunches; whites and about 2 inches of the greens)
  • 4 Garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 Large Bunch Greens leaves chopped into 1/4-inch-wide ribbons (about 8 cups)
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 Cup Coarse Dry Breadcrumbs such as Panko
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
        
    Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • 2
    3 Medium Acorn Squash
    1/4 Cup Extra virgin olive oil
    Salt and pepper
    Cut each acorn squash into quarters and remove the seeds. Cut a small slice off the backside of each squash quarter so it rests flat. Season the squash with salt and pepper. Place the squash pieces on a cookie sheet, drizzle with ¼ cup of the oil, and bake for 45 minutes, until tender. 
  • 3
    1/4 Cup Extra Virgin olive oil
    1 1/2 Cup Chopped Scallions (2 bunches; whites and about 2 inches of the greens)
    4 Garlic cloves thinly sliced
    1 Large Bunch Greens leaves chopped into 1/4-inch-wide ribbons (about 8 cups)
    2 tablespoon Tomato Paste
    While the squash is baking, heat the remaining ¼ cup oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until smoking. Add the scallions and garlic. Add the greens and stir well. Then cover the pot and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are very soft, about 10 minutes. Remove the cover and cook until the mixture is nearly dry, 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, uncovered, for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. 
  • 4
        
    Preheat the broiler.
  • 5
    1 Cup Coarse Dry Breadcrumbs such as Panko
    1/2 Cup Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
    Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmigiano in a small bowl. Divide the greens mixture among the squash quarters, and top them generously with the breadcrumb mixture, patting gently so that it adheres. Broil the squash until the breadcrumbs are browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
 
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