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Gluten Free Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Satiating and flavorful, this Gluten Free Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is the perfect vegetarian friendly winter side dish.

4.50 from 2 votes
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Gluten Free Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 465kcal


  • 2 medium acorn squashes halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ medium red onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup gluten-free wild rice blend
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup toasted pecans or walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the acorn squash, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, about 40 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and thyme. Stir for 1 minute. Add the rice and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until the liquid is absorbed, 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Mix in the pecans, cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup, and orange zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the rice into the cavities of the squash. Sprinkle with parsley (if using) and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 481mg20%
Potassium 1031mg29%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1060IU21%
Vitamin C 30.1mg36%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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