How to Make REAL SIMPLE's Chorizo-Stuffed Acorn Squash

by Real Simple Promotions

As featured on page 192 of the October 2012 issue - SERVES 4 - HANDS ON TIME: 20 minutes - TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes

Supplies

  • 2 acorn squashes
  • ½ Cups bulgur
  • 4 Ounces cheddar cheese
  • 3 Ounces cured chorizo, chopped
  • ¼ Cups fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Seed and halve the acorn squashes.

    Step 2

    Place squash halves cut-side down in a baking dish, add 1/4 inch water, cover with foil, and bake until tender, 25-30 minutes.

    Step 3

    Meanwhile, cook the bulgur according to the package directions.

    Step 4

    In a medium bowl combine bulgur, cheddar, chorizo, parsley, 1 tbsp. of oil, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.

    Step 5

    Turn squash halves cut-side up and, dividing evenly, fill with the bulgur mixture.

    Step 6

    Bake until the filling is warmed through and the cheddar is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.