HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash – hot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Ham Stuffed Acorn Squash

This low calorie, satisfying main dish goes well with the salad of endive, raddichio and artichoke hearts.

2 large acorn squash (about 1 ¼ pounds each)

1 Green onion, chopped

3 butter or margarine, divided

1 cup slivered or finely cubed smoked ham

½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves, rumbled

2/3 cup of water

½ cup quick cooking couscous

¼ cup raisins

2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Salt and ground pepper to taste

Cut

each acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out and get rid of the seeds. Partially fill a large skillet or stockpot with 1 inch of water. Add the squash and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, Cover, and cook until the squash is fork tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile,

in a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over moderate heat. Add green onion, sauté until soft, about one minute. Start in ham, thyme, and water; Bring to boil. Stir in couscous and raisins. Remove the pan from the heat, Cover, and let it stand until the couscous softens about 15 minutes.

Preheat

the broiler. Drained the Cooked squash and placed the Halves, cut side up, on the rack over broiler pan. Place ½ tablespoon each of butter and honey into each cavity. Sprinkle with salt-and-pepper.

Broil

the squash 4 inches from the heat until the butter melts. Brush the cut surfaces of the squash with the butter mixture from the cavity. Continue broiling until light brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Spoon the ham mixture into the squash cavities. Pack into a heated lunchbox for a hot lunch to go.

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