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Sweet Dumpling Squash with Quinoa, Bacon & Cheese

Do you ever buy produce simply because you like it’s name ~ because it has super pretty zebra stripes?

Any food that is called “sweet dumpling” is essential in my book. How cute are these squash? Not to mention they are oh so tasty.

To keep you satisfied I stuffed ’em with all kinds of greatness: roasted veggies, quinoa, bacon and cheese. Your welcome.

 

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

 

The hardest part about this recipe (which is only hard because you gotta be somewhat patient) ~ is waiting for the squash to bake.

While it’s baking you can make the quinoa, vacuum the floor or obsess over Pinterest.

 

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

 

I always choose the later ~ Pinterest is my favorite obsession.

Actually skiing is my obsession, but once I am outdoors it is for hours. Waaaaaayyyy longer than it takes to bake up a sweet dumpling squash.

 

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

 

Isn’t the color of this squash awesome?!

 

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

 

Sweet Dumpling Squash topped with all that melty cheese it is irresistible…anything topped with cheese is tough to refuse.

Don’t forget a side of Mâche greens. I enjoy the delicate texture and flavor of Mâche. Or side with any salad.

 

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

 

Here is a peek inside…you know you wanted a peek.

Sort of like a present you can’t wait to unwrap…

 

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

 

This recipe is also gluten free and grain free if you are concerned with that.

To make it vegetarian, use a veggie bacon instead of regular bacon.

 

Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash with Bacon, Roasted Veggies and Cheese | MarlaMeridith.com

 

Enjoy!

 

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50 thoughts on “Sweet Dumpling Squash with Quinoa, Bacon & Cheese

  1. I really need to get on the stuffed squash train. I eat a squash a day, but it never looks as beautiful as this! Yes for sure, I buy food all the time that just looks pretty even if I have no idea what it is. The market that we buy our produce in is all in French so all of the names don’t make any sense to me!! They all sound pretty haha

      1. Oh totally… except for when you really don’t know what something is and you don’t know how to prepare it. I came home with some spunky looking potato thing the other day and couldn’t remember the (French) name for it to look up how to make it… so I winged it and threw it on the BBQ. Eh, when all else fails!

  2. Yes, I’m totally guilty of buying produce that’s pretty or has a cute name 🙂 And I just have to say these photos are absolutely gorgeous and remind me that I have an unfinished board and some purple paint laying around somewhere… now I’ve got a project!

  3. Oh, my gosh! I love how vivid these pictures are plus the food styling. I am especially in love with the second, fifth, and seventh pictures, Marla! I just wish they would match my kitchen colors. 🙁

  4. How pretty Marla – I love stuffing mini squashes too, such a nice presentation. What are the little purple shreds on top – are they some sort of sprout? They add such a nice touch!

  5. What are those magenta colored micro greens on top of the squash? Do you grow them yourself or buy them? How long do they last, etc.?

  6. This looks delicious. Winter squash can sometimes be a little boring without some interesting additions. Not this one, though. This is one I definitely want to try! Btw, your photographs are fantastic!

  7. These photos and recipe really inspired me, so I decided to prepare it. Very easy to do. I used red quinoa and rinsed it before I cooked it. The funny thing is is that the filling was very bitter. I can only guess that this would be the red quinoa. Maybe I didn’t rinse it enough??? I cook with it often and have never had this problem before…any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks

  8. It’s fall and I was looking for squash recipes when I found yours. I can’t wait to try it! I was wondering what the purple garnish (sprouts?) is on top??? It makes a beautiful presentation. I saw that a couple people had asked before me (Jan. 2013), but no answer. I hope you see this post and give an answer! Thank you