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Cheezy Apple Cranberry Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Recipe by Running with Spoons


  • 4 slices Daiya Cheddar Style Slices
  • 2 medium sized acorn squash,, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sized apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 cup prepared quinoa
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 400F (204C) and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with oil.

Place the squash halves, cut side down, on the baking sheet and bake for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the halves are tender and golden brown around the edges.

While the squash roasts, prepare the stuffing. Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the onions once the oil is nice and hot. Decrease the heat and continue cooking until the onions have turned golden brown, about 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes to prevent burning. Add the diced apple and continue cooking until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked quinoa, cranberries, and salt. Set aside.

Once the squash is done, turn each piece cut side up on the baking sheet and fill it with stuffing. Top with one Daiya Slice (either whole or sliced) and return to the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Allow the squashes to cool a bit and serve warm.

Healthy plant-based comfort food at its finest! This cheezy apple cranberry quinoa stuffed squash is packed with sweet & savory flavors and topped with an ooey, gooey, dairy-free cheeze. An easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free meal!

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50 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time

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