The combination of so many fall flavors (squash, wild rice, cranberries, pecans, maple syrup…) makes this Wild Rice Stuffed Squash recipe a perfect Fall side dish.
And this recipe was the perfect side dish for our Great 8 themed dinner “Friendsgiving!” The flavors, all reminders of Thanksgiving, were delicious! The eight of us gathered as friends for a Thanksgiving meal ~ my favorite meal to make! I make Thanksgiving dinner for my family every year and have always wanted to have friends over for Thanksgiving and celebrate Friendsgiving!
It was fun to serve this side dish as the presentation is so colorful and looks impressive even though it is quite easy to prepare! It is always nice to have recipes that you can make the day ahead of time allowing less stress the day of the party. I made the rice mixture a day ahead and baked the squash earlier in the day.
Then shortly before dinner was served, the squash was stuffed and warmed in the oven. This Wild Rice Stuffed Squash could be a meal on its own. Enjoy!