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

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Rating: 3.5 stars 115
This easy and delicious fall side dish only requires a few minutes of hands-on time, leaving you free to work on the rest of the meal.

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.

Roasted Acorn Squash

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

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.

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.

Wild-Rice Stuffed Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 158
Grace vegetarians at the Thanksgiving table (and beyond) with stuffed baked squash, flecked with crunchy pecans and sweet dried cherries.

Acorn Squash Bisque

Rating: 3.5 stars 112
The smooth texture of acorn squash gives this pureed soup its character; only a little half-and-half and butter are needed.

Sausages with Acorn Squash and Onions

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

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.

Acorn Squash Lasagna

Rating: 3.5 stars 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.

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.

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.
Glazed Squash
Rating: Unrated 344
Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a squash or sweet-potato dish, and this one is simple and delicious.
Creamy Baked Acorn Squash
Rating: 3.5 stars 88

This elegant side dish needs almost no prep. Just pop the squash in the oven, then make the rest of the meal.