December Pinterest Challenge-- Stuffed Acorn Squash

Welcome to the monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month I chose to make a delicious new recipe.

My husband and I have been eating a lot of squash this fall.  It's always been one of our favorite foods but when it's zero points and a wonderful filler-- we are eating even more of it than ever.

I was looking for a few new recipes for both acorn and butternut squash when I saw three different recipes for stuffed acorn squash in one week!  I figured that was a sign we should try this out and boy did we love it!



I finally settled on this Pin and actually followed the recipe almost exactly!

The only changes I made were to:
  • sprinkle the squash with a bit of cinnamon before roasting
  • only spraying the pan with cooking spray and not the squash so I omitted the olive oil
  • using button mushrooms in place of the baby bellas.

Since all of the ingredients were so low in points we splurged with full fat Coby- Jack cheese shreds (only 1/4 cup each) and the entire meal was 4 points.  (You can make it using 1/4 cup fat free shredded cheese for only 1 Point-- 1!)

I could not believe all the food I was getting to eat.  I just love generous portions and filling meals that are low in points.




Packed with apple, cinnamon, squash and turkey each mouthful tasted like fall!  Plus we had very generous portions as you can see here.  I even had enough  of the "stuffing" left that I put it in Tupperware with a bit of leftover rice for another low point and filling lunch the next day.

A look back:

In January we made homemade marshmallows
In February we made cheesy chicken chowder in a bread bowl
In March we made creamy turkey noodle casserole
In April I shared some scrapbooking pages
In May we made some sour cream and onion Chex mix
In June Alec made some homemade croissants 
In July we made Weight Watchers pizzas
In August we made Weight Watchers American chop suey
In September we made no bake white chocolate raspberry cheesecake
In October we shared our Amish friendship bread and starter
In November we shared zero point Weight Watchers taco soup

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Comments

  1. This sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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    1. Thanks. We enjoyed it so much I've already made it a couple of times.

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  2. Looks really yummy. Have never cooked acorn squash, or any squash, because I never know what the texture is going to be like. But this one looks like something we would actually eat. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh we just love squash! It can be intimidating to cook new foods though; I am always so afraid of going through all that work to prepare a meal and find out that we just don't like it.

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  3. I think this would be a great recipe to keep, my daughter would love this. It looks really good. I am pinning this to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I am a huge fan of big meals for low points too. I love that you can make this for one point. I really need to get on this. I love squash, I just never make them cause my kids won't eat them. Though they are super picky and don't eat a lot of things. Spaghetti squash is my favorite as well. I love eating it like pasta.

    I haven't done stuffed squash, but this looks amazing. almost like a bread bowl without all the carbs!

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    1. My kids don't eat squash either. I often prepare my squash in the crock pot so I don't have to do much with it to get it going.

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  5. Wow this looks delicious and healthy!

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  6. We don't have acorns over here on our side of the pond but this looks amazing! Yummm!

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    1. I bet this would work well with other types of squash too; I think the recipe using acorn squash because they are smaller so each side is perfect for an individual serving.

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  7. Looks delicious! I don't eat squash often, but maybe I need to eat it more often! Yum!

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    1. Thank you! I find I am eating a lot of squash (of all varieties) this fall/winter.

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  8. I'll eat most any type of squash but I especially like the winter squashes that can be filled and roasted. They even make their own bowl! sort of

    This sounds delicious and filling.

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    1. Me too! I just love all types of squash. I even have a pumpkin chili cooking in the crockpot as we "speak."

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  9. That looks delicious! I will have to try it out!

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    1. I hope you like it if you do get a chance to try it out.

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  10. I've never made anything like this. I love that the entire meal is in it's own edible bowl.

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  11. I am also on a WW journey! Thank you for a low points option that looks so delicious! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  12. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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