Acorn Squash Feta Casserole

The recipe marries squash and feta cheese with onion, garlic, bell peppers and a sprinkling of sunflower kernels. Leftovers are delicious hot or cold! —Deborah Vliet, Holland, Michigan
6-8 servings

Ingredients

2 large acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 large eggs
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Dash cayenne pepper, optional
1/4 cup sunflower kernels

Directions

Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; add 1/2 in. of hot water. Bake, uncovered, at 350F for 35-40 minutes. Drain water from pan; turn squash cut side up. Bake 10 minutes longer or until squash is tender; cool slightly. Carefully scoop out squash; place in a large bowl and mash. Set aside.

In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Add peppers; saute until crisp-tender. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and yogurt until blended. Stir in the squash, onion mixture, feta cheese, salt, pepper and cayenne if desired.

Transfer to a greased 11×7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Cover and bake at 375F for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 25-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160F.
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