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Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon

Add this Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe to your Thanksgiving dinner menu! Side dishes are the best part of Thanksgiving and this acorn squash recipe is my new favorite one!

Looking for more holiday dishes?  You’ve got to try my Scalloped Potatoes and Ham,  Mushroom and Potato Gratin  or Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

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OMG! I cannot believe November is already here. Now, seriously where is this time flying?

November is one of my favorite months of the year! Why?

Because I get to celebrate the holiday I love the most….after Christmas, of course :)..Thanksgiving.

Although I am not an American, I absolutely love everything about Thanksgiving. What is not to love?

Family. Cheer. Good food. Side dishes…ok, turkey too. Memories. Old and new. Last but not least, being thankful. For everything good in our lives

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon

So, I am taking you on the road and celebrate in November. Every day we have something to celebrate and I am cooking like a storm a lot of amazing Thanksgiving dishes. For everyone!

Every year, I am trying to cook traditional food, like Stuffed turkey thighs, squash, creamy soups and stuffing recipes, bringing new ideas and new ingredients. Like Farro.

What is farro?…and have you ever tried it?

Farro is a healthy whole grain that Italians have been eating for so many years, added in soups or salads. It is pretty similar to rice and a little bit softer than quinoa. I know everyone loves quinoa, but farro is better in my opinion.  I just love its texture!

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon

I absolutely love the texture of it! Not only it tastes great…ah!that nutty taste, but it is very healthy too – high in fiber and protein too.

You have to give it a try if you haven’t tried it yet.

Combined with bacon, it creates one of my favorite combinations when it comes to stuffing a winter squash.

This roasted acorn squash stuffed with farro and bacon is so perfect! Perfectly flavor balanced and gorgeous looking 🙂 It will be the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving table. Because, side dishes are the best 🙂

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon

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Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon

Roasted Acorn Squash Stuffed with Farro and Bacon

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Roasted Acorn Squash stuffed with nutty flavored Farro and Bacon.

Ingredients

  • 4 small acorn squashes, about 1 lb (500 g) each
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 1&1/2 cup farro, washed, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups diced bacon
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C
  2. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and pulp. Place squash halves, cut-sides down, on a large, lightly oiled baking sheet. Cover tightly with foil and bare until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine beef stock and farro. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until tender but still chewy, 30 minutes. Drain off any excess stock and put farro in a medium bowl.
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat, add bacon and cook, stirring often, until crisp and browned, for about 5 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.
  5. Add to the skillet onion, celery and red pepper. Cook, stirring often for about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and paprika and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  6. Combine contents of skillet with farro. Stir in pancetta and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Turn acorn squash halves cut-sides up and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Divide farro and bacon mixture among them. Bake at 350F/ 180C stuffed squash for 20-25 minutes. Serve garnished with fresh thyme.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

What My Readers are Saying about my Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe and their True & Tried photos

“Pretty good recipe, a little tweaking to do but overall a hit.” Carol Singleton Costa on Pinterest

Jacque

Monday 5th of November 2018

Extra bacon please! This dish sounds perfect for this time of year.

Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

I love that you didn't make it sweet! I enjoy eating vegetables with savory seasonings. I can't wait to make this. Great recipe!!

Donna

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

Oh these look so delicious! I love Farro, but haven't tried stuffing anything with it yet - new mission :)

Sarah

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

Your pictures are amazing and now I am starving! Stuffed squash is always a good idea!

Kelly Hutchinson

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

I have never had acorn squash, but I would love to try it. This looks so amazing!

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