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: 3.7 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.

Double Roast Chicken

Rating: 3.76 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 Acorn Squash

Rating: 3.04 stars 128
If small acorn squashes are unavailable, use larger ones and cut them into wedges.

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rice

Rating: 3.44 stars 151
These work as well on the Thanksgiving table as they do on a meatless Monday.

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 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.

Roasted Spiced Acorn Squash

Rating: 3.48 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.

Acorn Squash Bisque

Rating: 3.69 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: 4.04 stars 50
The sweetness of squash and dried cherries is the perfect counterpoint to savory sausages.

Chopped Winter Salad

Colorful, crunchy, and seasonal, that's our strategy for making a winter salad. Crisp radicchio and escarole are teamed with roasted acorn squash and shiitake mushrooms and combined with crunchy pepitas and pomegranate arils. There's a lively dressing with apple-cider vinegar and olive oil and a sprinkle of feta tops it all off.

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Pistachios

Quinoa's a complete protein, and it will easily fill up guests who skip the turkey. If you're serving vegans, swap the feta for some nutritional yeast, which has a mild nutty, cheesy flavor.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Cinnamon Butter

Rating: 3.1 stars 298
A little bit of cinnamon goes a long way in the butter used to flavor this roasted side dish.

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.
Roast Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Rating: Unrated 7
This satisfying soup can be made with our Double Roast Chicken or any roast chicken and roasted vegetable leftovers.
Glazed Squash
Rating: 3.55 stars

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