Stuffed Buttercup Squash

By 30 Minutes or Less
Substitute any winter squash for buttercup squash in this savory recipe!

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes

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Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange, White, Green


1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp sage

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 cup celery, diced

3 Tbsp oil

1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1/2 cup cheese, low-fat

1 medium buttercup squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 


  1. Cook onions, garlic, sage, thyme, and celery in oil. Cook over low heat until onions are soft.
  2. While vegetables and herbs are cooking, cut squash in half and remove seeds. Clean buttercup squash and microwave on high for 5 minutes. 
  3. Once onions are soft, add bread crumbs. Continue to cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the cheese.
  4. Pack stuffing into cleaned out squash. Bake, covered at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, or until squash feels tender.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    240
  • Carbohydrates:    28g
  • Total Fat:    12g
  • Cholesterol:    5mg
  • Saturated Fat:   2g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    45%
  • Sodium:    125 mg
  • Protein:    8g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe adapted from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.



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