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- Preheat oven to 375°F. On a foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle 1/2 tsp oil. Swirl cut sides of squash in oil, then arrange cut side up on sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden.
- Meanwhile, in a medium pot, bring 1 1/3 cups water to a boil. Stir in buckwheat and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook until tender and water is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, toss ham, peas, sage and remaining 1/2 tsp oil. Add buckwheat and stir to combine.
- Remove squash from oven and increase heat to 425°F. Spoon buckwheat mixture into squash and top with cheese. Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly. (TIP: Bake any leftover buckwheat mixture in a small baking dish alongside squash.)
- Serving Size 1/2 stuffed squash
- Calories 365
- Carbohydrate Content 52 g
- Cholesterol Content 43 mg
- Fat Content 7 g
- Fiber Content 9 g
- Protein Content 25 g
- Saturated Fat Content 1 g
- Sodium Content 542 mg
- Sugar Content 5 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g