25 Fantastic Acorn Squash Recipes
Once winter squash season rolls around, all people seem to talk about is some other squash. That's not to say that the beloved, ever-popular butternut squash is without merit, but acorn squash is so easy and versatile (plus it takes less time to bake) that it deserves your love too. Whether you wanna roast it, stuff it, braise it, or puree it into soup, these acorn squash recipes all let the underrated fall vegetable shine.
Panko-Crusted Acorn Squash
Crunchy and tender in the same bite, these squash wedges are a good source of soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol. Roast on the middle oven rack for best results
Acorn Squash with Pomegranate and Kale Tabbouleh
This is a fun dish to "carve" at the table, as each person gets one wedge to enjoy as a side dish. For an entrée take, give each person half a squash.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Roasted Acorn Squash
This festively spiced twist on classic roasted acorn squash is easy, fun, and flavorful.
Bison Chili with Chickpeas and Acorn Squash
Bison Chili with Chickpeas and Acorn Squash is a new take on the classic cold-weather, one-pot meal. Our chili is amped up with rich ground bison, that takes the place of ground beef, and chunks of sweet acorn squash.
Acorn Squash with Wild Rice Stuffing
Spinach and Acorn Squash "Ravioli"
Sugar-Baked Acorn Squash
Acorn Squash and Kale Over Penne
Serve nutrient-rich acorn squash and kale over budget-friendly penne pasta for a quick, easy, and healthy supper that won't break the bank.
Maple-Miso Salmon with Acorn Squash
Look for smaller acorn squash; they tend to be less fibrous than larger ones. Red miso is the most potent variety of miso and is a worthy investment for this recipe. In a pinch, lower-sodium soy sauce is a good substitute.
Ginger-Chile Roasted Acorn Squash
Fresh ginger, red Fresno chile, and pomegranate don’t usually appear on the Thanksgiving table, but we love how they transform simply roasted squash into a dish with tingly heat and pops of color. Leave the sheet pan in the oven as it preheats to jump-start browning, saving roasting time in the oven.
Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Fruited Acorn Squash
Oozing with sugary fruit and nuts, this vitamin-packed squash is a fun alternative to the usual green vegetable.
Kale Salad with Acorn Squash, Wheatberries, Apples, and Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette
For a warm, comforting salad to devour during the chilly months, this hearty kale situation is just what you need. Brimming with sweet apples, hearty wheatberries, toasted walnuts, and a hefty crumbling of goat cheese, it has all the necessary components for a filling and flavorful salad. Double the vinaigrette and save some to douse on roasted veggies or meats.
Pumpkin-Acorn Squash Soup
Farro-and-White-Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Acorn Squash with Sage-Cranberry Rice Stuffing
Chili-Roasted Acorn Squash
Coat acorn squash slices with a mixture of chili powder, cumin, and paprika before roasting them until tender.
Baked Acorn Squash
Sausage and Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Winter squash goes uptown in Sausage and Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Cane Syrup-Glazed Acorn Squash
Cane syrup adds old-fashioned Southern sweetness to this stunning side. Feel free to use maple syrup or honey instead.
Roasted Squash Soup with Sage
Roasted acorn squash and earthy sage sing in this delightful winter soup.
Roasted Acorn Squash with Thyme
To make cutting acorn squash easier, place a kitchen towel on your cutting board to keep the squash from slipping. Pair these tender wedges with pork tenderloin, pan-seared fish, or your favorite roast chicken.
Creamed Oysters in Acorn Squash
Black-Eyed Pea-Stuffed Acorn Squash
Cutting the squashes crosswise instead of from top to bottom is easier, and they take up less space in the baking dish. Trim the ends so the halves sit flat and don't wobble.