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Serving size 4
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Ingredients

2 medium acorn squash, halved (see Tip) and seeded2 ⅓ Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided (1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons)½ tsp salt, divided½ tsp freshly ground pepper, divided½ cup chopped onion2 clove garlic, minced2 Tbsp water1 Tbsp tomato paste8 cup chopped chard leaves (about 1 large bunch chard)15 oz white beans, rinsed¼ cup chopped kalamata olives⅓ cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Note)⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Cut a small slice off the bottom of each squash half so it rests flat. Brush the insides with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place in a 9-by-13-inch (or similar-size) microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on High until the squash is fork-tender, about 12 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in water, tomato paste and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in chard, cover and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in white beans and olives; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat.

3. Position rack in center of oven; preheat broiler.

4. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a bowl. Fill each squash half with about 1 cup of the chard mixture. Place in a baking pan or on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture. Broil in the center of the oven until the breadcrumbs are browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

Tip: Make it easier to cut a pumpkin, acorn squash or other winter squash: pierce in several places with a fork; microwave on High for 45 to 60 seconds. Use a large sharp knife to cut in half. Remove the seeds and stringy fibers with a spoon.

Ingredient Note: We like Ian’s brand of coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs, labeled “Panko breadcrumbs.” Find them in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets. To make your own breadcrumbs, trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear the bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry, about 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 342 20%
  • Calories from fat 117 2%
  • Total Fat 13gm 28%
  • Sodium 665mg 48%
  • Total Carbohydrates 49gm
  • Fiber 12gm
  • Protein 11gm
  • Cholesterol 6mg 16%
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Main Dish, Dinner, Diabetic, Healthy, High Fiber, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Cheese, Vegetable, Tomato, Bean & Legume, American, Easy, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Year

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