Acorn Squash Recipes

A super versatile fall vegetable, acorn squash is delicious stuffed, pureed into soup, or tossed into salad or pasta -- and of course there's squash casserole. It pairs beautifully with any roasted meat you please and works well in both savory and sweet applications -- you can't go wrong with this healthy showstopper!

Staff Picks

Double Roast Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 153
Roasting two chickens at once leaves plenty left over for sandwiches, soups, and salads--such as Roast Chicken Salad with Feta and Greens and Roast Chicken and Vegetable Soup--for easy lunches and dinners.

Kamut and Roasted Vegetables

Kamut is an ancient grain that's twice as big as wheat and boasts a buttery flavor and toothsome bite. It's the perfect partner for coriander-roasted squash and carrots.

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 151
These work as well on the Thanksgiving table as they do on a meatless Monday.

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 20
Kale, onion and white beans are the base for this succulent squash dish.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Cinnamon Butter

Rating: 3 stars 298
A little bit of cinnamon goes a long way in the butter used to flavor this roasted side dish.

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
Vegegtables like mushrooms, acorn squash, and rosemary lend a woodsy taste to roast chicken. We used cremini mushrooms, but regular white button mushrooms can be substituted.

Roasted Spiced Acorn Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 81
Cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper complement sweet roasted acorn squash in this easy side dish. Try it with Roasted Pork with Onions and Citrus or Parmesan risotto.

Roast Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Rating: 3 stars 7
This satisfying soup can be made with our Double Roast Chicken or any roast chicken and roasted vegetable leftovers.

Roasted Acorn Squash

Rating: 3 stars 128
If small acorn squashes are unavailable, use larger ones and cut them into wedges.

Acorn Squash with Mixed-Grain Stuffing

Each component of this satisfying plant-based dish can be made in advance: the roasted squash, the sweet-and-savory Middle Eastern-style stuffing, and the snappy pomegranate relish.

Sausages with Acorn Squash and Onions

Rating: 4 stars 50
The sweetness of squash and dried cherries is the perfect counterpoint to savory sausages.

Glazed Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a squash or sweet-potato dish, and this one is simple and delicious.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Amazing Acorn Squash Recipes Sure to Satisfy
Acorn squash's buttery taste pairs well with sweet, spicy, and savory ingredients alike. It's delicious stuffed, roasted, mashed, and puréed into soup. Enjoy these acorn squash recipes all through fall and winter.
Acorn Squash Lasagna
Rating: Unrated 114
Pureed acorn squash and ricotta cheese make a rich, creamy filling in this tasty alternative to traditional lasagna. Using no-boil noodles reduces the preparation time by about 30 minutes.
Chiles Rellenos
Rating: 3 stars 12

Chile rellenos are often fried; these peppers are filled with spiced rice and baked.