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Lentils Stuffed Acorn Squash with apples and dried cranberries is a perfect vegetarian dish that combines all the favourite fall flavors in every bite. 

Lentils Stuffed Acorn Squash

Course: Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Edyta
Lentils Stuffed Acorn Squash with apples, dried cranberries and thyme is a perfectly balanced vegetarian dish that combines all of your favorite fall flavors in every bite.
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  • 1 Acorn Squash large or 2 small ones, cut in the half
  • 1 cup Lentils green, dried
  • 2,5 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1/2 Onion sweet, Visalia
  • 2 stalks Celery chopped
  • 1 Apple chopped in small cubes
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Parsley Fresh, Italian, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • Cut the bottom and the top of the squash to have flat surfaces on both sides
  • Cut the squash in the middle (vertically)
  • Using a spoon scoop out all the seeds
  • Brush both halves of the squash with olive oil (tablespoon for each side), season with salt and pepper 
  • Place the squash in the oven and roast for 50 min to 1 hour
  • Place lentils and vegetable stock in a pot, bring to boil, cover, reduce to simmer and cook for about 40 minutes until the lentils are soft and cooked through.
  • In the meantime heat up another tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet
  • Add onions and dried thyme and cook until the onion is translucent (5 minutes)
  • Add celery, apple and cranberries and cook for another 3-4 minutes
  • Add lentils, season with salt and pepper; mix well together and cook for about 3-4 minutes
  • Add breadcrumbs and cheese
  • Stir everything well and check for seasoning
  • Fill out the squash with the lentils stuffing
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 953mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 4.8mg