Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash

21 Nov

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and traditionally we have a “post-thanksgiving thanksgiving.” This year I decided to cook early, since we won’t be picking up any discounted Tofurky’s after Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash| Avocados and Ales

I’ve seen the recipe for vegducken circulating around Facebook for a few weeks, but for me, Thanksgiving is mostly about the sides. I thought “screw Vegducken, I just want potatoes and stuffing!” And that’s how this dish was born.

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash | Avocados and Ales

1 large butternut squash, halved and center removed
1/4 cup vegan butter, like Earth Balance or homemade
6 cups bread cubes
3/4 cup dried cranberries, rehydrated in 1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
2 teaspoon ground sage
1 tablespoon parsley
1 apple, cored and diced
1 onion diced small
2-3 cups vegan broth
2 cups diced potatoes, boiled and mashed with 1/4 cup vegan butter and 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk

1. Cut butternut squash in half and remove the center to form a large cavity.

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash
2. Heat butter over medium heat and add onions, apple, and poultry seasoning.

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash | Avocados and Ales

Sauté for 5 minutes until onion is translucent, and add rehydrated cranberries, bread cubes, sage, and parsley. Add broth until stuffing is moistened, but not mushy. Heat for a few more minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash | Avocados and Ales
3. Boil potatoes until tender and mash with butter and plant milk to desired consistency.
4. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place stuffing in cavity in the butternut squash and press to form the sides higher than the edges of the squash, forming a cavity in the center.

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash | Avocados and Ales

Use a piping bag to add the mashed potatoes to the cavity, or just spoon in.

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash | Avocados and Ales

Cover with foil.
5. Bake for 30 minutes covered, and uncover and cook about 10 minutes longer, until squash is fork tender. Serve as is…

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash | Avocados and Ales

Or slice and top with gravy.

Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash| Avocados and Ales


8 Responses to “Thanksgiving Stuffed Squash”

  1. glutenfree vegetarian meal ideas November 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    This looks amazing

  2. xavierrod November 21, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    That looks soo delicious! Thanks for sharing! Might give it a try! Check out my blog, you might find it interesting
    Best wishes. Xavier

  3. thehomemakerslife November 21, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    Wow.. Definitely to try!!

  4. mkcasey80 November 22, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    This looks wonderful! And I am with you. The sides are the best part of Thanksgiving dinner!


  5. Anna Daftari November 22, 2015 at 10:37 am #

    I see pumpkin everywhere and i simply have non in the house and its Sunday … hehe buy one though tomorrow ! Love, Anna xx


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