Roasted Squash Stuffed with Roasted Vegetables! This is one of my all time favorite holiday recipes - a rainbow of delicious healthy veggies piled into roasted squash halves. A beautiful, awe-inspiring vegetable side dish that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any festive meal. And all of the chopping, roasting and stuffing can be done ahead of time!
There is a fair bit of chopping and prep work involved here but the result is something very special. If you are looking to bring excitement to the table for a special occasion, roasted squash stuffed with roasted vegetables will do the trick.
The Roasted Vegetable Stuffing
For the vegetable stuffing, I chose Brussels sprouts, red bell peppers, red onions, kale, and butternut squash. I love the variety of flavors, colors and textures in this mix of veggies.
If you feel like branching out, this recipe is very adaptable to substitutions. Choose your favorite seasonal vegetables or whatever is looking freshest and best at the market. Chunked carrots or sweet potatoes would work really well here. So would roasted broccoli or even oyster mushrooms or shiitakes.
Which winter squash is best for roasting and stuffing?
I tested three different types of winter squash - acorn, carnival and sweet dumpling. They all worked really well for this dish. Select whichever ones look best at the market.
How to make Roasted Squash Stuffed with Roasted Vegetables
This roasted squash recipe is prepared stages: first all the veggies are roasted. Next the roasted veggies are tossed with pomegranate molasses, salt and pepper, and they're piled into the roasted squash halves. Just before serving, the stuffed squash halves are heated in the oven.
How to prepare this dish ahead
You can roast the squash and all the veggies up to a day in advance and keep them in covered containers in the fridge. Assemble the dish an hour or two before your meal. Pop them in the oven to heat them up just before serving.
One important tip: If storing the veggies in the fridge, be sure to let them come to room temperature before reheating, so you don't have to overcook them to get them hot.
What to serve with roasted stuffed squash
Or serve these delicious stuffed roasted squash halves as a vegetarian or vegan main dish. You can finish them with crumbled feta or toasted nuts for a little tasty topping that adds some protein to the mix.
Other Roasted Vegetable Recipes you might like
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cranberry Maple Citrus Glaze
- Roasted Vegetable Antipasto
- Garlicky Roasted Butternut Squash
- Roasted Tomatoes and Mushrooms with Grilled Bread
- Roasted Cauliflower, Potatoes and Chickpeas with Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette
Here's the Stuffed Roasted Squash Recipe. If you try this recipe, I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!Print
Originally published November 2013. Updated November 2020 with added nutritional information, some new photos and some clarifying details in the written post. Same delicious recipe!