What’s for Dinner: Stuffed Acorn Squash

My friend Stacey made this beautiful stuffed Cupcake Squash last week:


And anyone that saw it was literally drooling over the picture!  While our cupcakes are not ripe just yet, as soon as I saw these two beautiful white acorn squash in the garden yesterday, I knew we too were destined for stuffed squash!


White Acorn Squash

We cut the squash in half, scooped out the seeds, basted it with olive oil, and roasted it cut side up in the oven for about 45 minutes at 350F until the flesh was nice and tender.



No garden or kitchen refuse goes to waste in our house and our chickens were over the moon excited about their first squash seeds of the season!


What do our chickens eat?  Only the healthiest table scraps (no carbs 🙂 ), organic chicken feed, & organically grown bugs and weeds!

For the stuffing: a mix of quinoa, a chopped Black Krim tomato, local New Jersey sweet corn, minced rosemary and basil, and a pinch of salt-topped with a slice of fresh mozzarella. And then the squash goes  back into the oven until the mozz is a beautiful melty mess!  Optional: once the mozzarella is melted, turn on the broiler for about 20 seconds to give it a nice roasted mozzarella finish (don’t take your eyes off it, it will toast up quick!).


Tomato: Black Krim, Hand Model: John




Violet joined us via baby monitor.  In the decanter: Bandol – Tour du Bon 2010

It’s our first time growing this squash that we acquired from a seed exchange hosted by our friends from the Rosemont Café.  So far I like the compact habit and the stark white color of the fruit makes them easy to spot in our very green squash/melon patch.  After this meal, I cannot wait for more!

If you haven’t had enough of this beautiful acorn squash yet, click here for an adorable video of our Violet inspecting our first squash harvest:



About Pretty Bird Farm

Pretty Bird Farm is a small family farm located in Delaware Township in Hunterdon County, NJ. We live our lives and manage our farm as organically as possible. Our chickens eat organic feed and only the best kitchen and garden refuse. Our veggies and flowers are also raised organically, pesticide free, fertilized with organic fertilizer.
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