Squash is my one of my favorite foods in fall and winter. While playing in my kitchen one day, I came up with a yummy recipe idea for Twice Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese and Corn, plus jalapeños and scallions. This Mexican influenced recipe is super tasty and filling, which is great for a vegetarian main dish. A quarter of a squash also works great as side dish alongside a meat entrée.
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I love the longevity of the shelf-life of squash. It can last for a very long time on your counter before it starts to rot, therefore it’s a great food to keep in your kitchen for a last-minute addition to a meal. Squash is a healthy and versatile food that pairs well with many other foods. Plus, there are so many varieties of squash to choose from.
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Twice Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese and Corn
I’m a fan of the twice baked potato recipes, so I thought I’d try out a twice baked acorn squash recipe. This recipe is really easy to make with easy-to-find common ingredients.
I love food with a bit of spiciness, so Mexican food is a favorite of mine. For this recipe, I decided to try using American Neufchâtel cheese and Queso Fresco. I like the lower fat and calories of the Neufchâtel cheese when compared to cream cheese, and I love the easy crumbling characteristic of the Queso Fresco cheese. Both cheeses are soft and blend well together.
Ingredients for this Loaded Squash Recipe
These loaded squash halves are cheesy and delicious. I liked this filling so much, I have enjoyed it on crackers and as a dip as well. It’s very tasty that way as well, either cold or in a crockpot. There are only 6 ingredients needed to make this recipe. They include:
- acorn squash
- American Neufchâtel cheese (usually can be found next to the cream cheese blocks in stores)
- Queso Fresco cheese
- canned corn with red and green peppers
- canned jalapeños
I did not salt the squash and it was tasty, but go ahead and add that if you want. However, I feel Queso Fresco cheese is a bit salty, so in my opinion, the cheese takes care of any need for extra salt.
This is an easy recipe that takes very little effort to make and it’s delicious! That’s a win-win in my book!
This Squash Dish is a Meal by itself, or add a Quarter of it to Your Plate as a Side Dish
I often eat this as my main course as a vegetarian. I eat half of a squash and it is filling enough to be my main dish. The cheeses make this dish satisfying and add protein. However, if I’m having it as a side dish, I will only take a quarter of a squash. My husband does eat meat, so he often takes a quarter of a squash as a vegetable side dish to his meat entrée.
I like eating this recipe as my main dish also because it doesn’t contain any carbohydrates. I try to eat meals now and then that are either low-carb or without carbs altogether to cut calories and eat more healthy.
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I hope you enjoy all these squash recipes! I get excited about yummy recipes, I hope you enjoy this one. Eat well and enjoy life!
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