September 30, 2022

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

Stuffed honeynut squash with couscous and feta! Hello fall, this stuffed honeynut squash recipe is truly everything. This is a wonderful side dish for the holidays, or even just a night at home for dinner as a main meal to serve with a salad.

I think it looks really fun, but you can alternatively just cube the squash, roast it, then toss with couscous and feta with sage as well for another visual type of side dish if you don’t want to stuff it.

If you’re looking for another stuffed squash recipe, check out our Stuffed Squash with Vegetables, which has a dreamy vegetable stuffing filled with mushrooms, onions, garlic and more!

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

What ingredients do you need for this stuffed honeynut squash recipe?

Honeynut squash: I love how cute and small honeynut squash is! But if you can’t get your hands on it, you can use butternut squash or delicata squash too.

Pearl Israeli couscous: Feel free to sub with rice, quinoa and/or farro. We are just making a really quick turmeric couscous on the stovetop and using that to stuff with the squash!

Optional add-ons in your couscous mixture: spinach and kale or really any vegetable you’d like to include.

Feta Cheese: Crumbled feta cheese adds the most lovely salty texture and topping to this dish! You can also use anything by the likes of parmesan cheese or crumbled goat cheese.

Fresh herbs: Like sage, fresh rosemary, thyme and basil to name a few! We are using sage here.

Kosher salt, black pepper, olive oil

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

Instructions to make this squash recipe

Roast your squash

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Slice your squash vertically, and scoop out the seeds. Place your squash skin down and flesh side up on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Bake and roast under tender, about 40-50 minutes.

Make your couscous

While that’s roasting, make your couscous according to the package instructions in a pot. Boil your water (you can use water or I feel like more depth of flavor when using vegetable broth, but that’s totally optional) and season your water with salt, pepper, turmeric powder and paprika. When it’s boiling, add in your couscous to cook. Stir the mixture of couscous to combine until finished, fluff out with a rice.

Toss your couscous off the heat with half of your lemon juice and zest, finish off your dish with the other half.

Stuff!

Stuff your roasted squash with the couscous. Finish off with crumbled feta, fresh sage and lots of lemon juice and zest. Serve.

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

Is honeynut squash sweeter than butternut? Honeynut squash is a winter squash that is from the butternut and buttercup squash family. It is cute, and smaller than a larger butternut squash (about 1/2 the size!) and darker in color. Yes, it is also a tad sweeter than butternut squash!

Does honeynut squash need to be peeled? Honeynut squash is fantastic because no, it does not need to be peeled. I would say if you’re making a soup for example, I would just use the flesh for a smooth consistency. But in this case for this recipe, totally fine to eat and roast the peel!

What is another preparation for this recipe? If you’re not feeling like stuffing the squash, you can opt to roast your squash in cubes, then toss with your couscous, top with feta and sage, and toss like a fun little vegetable side salad situation.

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

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Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

Stuffed Honeynut Squash with Couscous and Feta

Stuffed honeynut squash with couscous and feta! Hello fall, this stuffed honeynut squash recipe is truly everything
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Course: Dinner
Keyword: honeynut squash
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 honeynut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • sage and crumbled feta cheese to top
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Roast your squash
    Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Slice your squash vertically, and scoop out the seeds. Place your squash skin down and flesh side up on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper.
    Bake and roast under tender, about 40-50 minutes.
  • Make your couscous
    While that’s roasting, make your couscous according to the package instructions in a pot. Boil your water (you can use water or I feel like more depth of flavor when using vegetable broth, but that’s totally optional) and season your water with salt, pepper, turmeric powder and paprika. When it’s boiling, add in your couscous to cook. Stir the mixture of couscous to combine until finished, fluff out with a rice. Toss your couscous off the heat with half of your lemon juice and zest, finish off your dish with the other half.
  • Stuff!
    Stuff your roasted squash with the couscous. Finish off with crumbled feta, fresh sage and lots of lemon juice and zest. Serve.
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