Lamb Stuffed Acorn Squash

Lamb Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 2 small acorn squash
  • 1 lb. ground lamb
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tsp. Ras el Hanout (look for spice blend at local spice shop or mix 1/2 tsp. each: paprika, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg or allspice)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or pumpkin seeds, slightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • Salt and pepper


Acorn Squash

Cut in half. Also cut stem tops off, and trim bottoms so halves sit flat. Scoop out seeds and stringy bits. Brush inside and top with olive oil. Bake at 425°F for 25–30 minutes until tender. Set aside.


Heat olive oil on medium heat, add onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and spices, sauté for two minutes. Turn up heat, add lamb and cook through. Add red wine and chicken stock, reduce until absorbed but still a bit wet. Add currants, rice and pine nuts. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon mixture in squash halves, set in a shallow pan lined with parchment paper. Cover loosely with foil and bake in 350°F oven for 45 minutes.