Sunday, October 12, 2008

Filling in the cracks

I love love love the autumn for many reasons, but I must say, that one of the primary reasons I love the autumn is for the squash. Acorn, spaghetti, pumpkin!!!! I love squash in all forms - sweet and savory. Sides and main attractions. When I told Thatboy we were having stuffed squash for dinner Thatboy lit up. When I told him I was stuffing it with cottage cream he replied with "I LOVE COTTAGE CHEESE!" Some nights I feel very lucky.

The only downside of squash is cutting it open. But if you heat it up first, cutting it becomes a breeze.

Stuffed Squash
  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 16 oz cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  1. Make slits in the squash with a sharp knife and microwave for 10 minutes.
  2. Let sit 5 minutes until cool enough to handle. Cut in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp.
  3. Add half of cottage cheese to each half of squash.
  4. Top cottage cheese with walnuts, salt, and pepper to taste.
Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 248.9
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 9.0 mg
Sodium 924.0 mg
Potassium 942.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Protein 29.7 g


  1. Squash is so delicious but I don't often take the time to prepare it because of the time involved and the risk of cutting off a few fingers in trying to get it open. This method solves that problem...thanks That Girl:D

  2. I've never bought / cooked squash :-P

  3. well you know I love squash and cottage cheese too. I guess I'll have to try this!

  4. I love cottage cheese and squash too...but I would never think to put them together! This I just might have to try.

  5. squash is one of the bean's very favorite foods. although she spits out cottage cheese :/

  6. i had a bad run-in with butternut squash last christmas eve. i'm still not sure that we've kissed and made up :/

  7. Cottage cheese has been one of my favorites for decades. I like to fill a half avocado with it then top with salsa. I like this squash idea a lot!