Shiitake Stuffed Acorn Squash

Try our Shiitake Stuffed Acorn Squash made with Success® Quinoa and be delighted by the perfect mix of sweet and savory flavors.

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Servings SERVES 4


  • 1 bag Success® Quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeds removed
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, optional
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Stuffed veggies are always a win and this delicious recipe is no exception. Packed with flavor and a multitude of ingredients, you’ll find yourself making this Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe again and again.

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Place squash on a microwave safe dish, cut side down. Pour 2 tablespoons water into dish. Microwave on HIGH 15 minutes, or until knife inserts easily.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Fry bacon until crisp. Add garlic, poultry seasoning, onions and mushrooms. Sauté 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add quinoa, spinach, syrup, if desired and salt and pepper, to taste. Sauté 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted.

    Step 5

  • Stuff squash with quinoa mixture. Top with cheese, if desired.

Veggie Stuffed Veggies

Hosting dinner, but not sure what to make? Try this Shiitake Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa and impress your guests. Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they are lovely to look at, too. They’ll be asking you for the recipe in no time, but we won’t tell if you don’t…

We often hear of Stuffed Pepper and Stuffed Mushroom recipes, but not many stuffed squashed recipes. The acorn squash’s round shape and slightly buttery and sweet taste makes it a perfect base for both sweet and savory fillings. This recipe combines both sweet and savory flavors with ingredients like quinoa, bacon, mushrooms, spinach, parmesan, and a bit of maple syrup. What makes this recipe even better? It’s simple to prepare! Give it a try and delight your guests at your next gathering or dinner party – you can thank us later.