Shiitake Stuffed Acorn Squash

Try our Shiitake Stuffed Acorn Squash made with Success® Tri-Color Quinoa and enjoy the perfect mix of sweet and savory flavors.

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Shiitake Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeds removed
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 8 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Stuffed veggies are always a winner at the dinner table and this delicious recipe is no exception! Packed with flavor and a multitude of ingredients, you’ll find yourself making this Shiitake Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe again and again.

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Place both halves of 1 squash in a microwave-safe dish, cut side down. Pour 2 tablespoons of water into dish. Microwave on HIGH for 10-12 minutes, or until knife inserts easily. Repeat with second squash and reserve.

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

  • Add quinoa, spinach, maple syrup, if using, salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted.

    Step 5

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

Veggie Stuffed Veggies

Hosting a dinner party, 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 is this dish incredibly delicious, it’s also lovely to look at. Guests will be asking you for the recipe in no time!

We often hear of stuffed pepper and stuffed mushroom recipes, but stuffed squash recipes aren’t as common. With its round shape and slightly buttery and sweet taste, acorn squash makes a perfect base for both sweet and savory fillings. With ingredients like quinoa, bacon, mushrooms, spinach, Parmesan and a bit of maple syrup, this recipe is a perfect blend of savory and sweet flavors. 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.

Other Meal Inspiration

For a plant-based take on a classic dish, try this vegan meatloaf recipe.