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!

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Double Roast Chicken

Rating: 3.76 stars
5
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.

Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar

Rating: 3.7 stars
5
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.

Sausages with Acorn Squash and Onions

Rating: 4.04 stars
7
The sweetness of squash and dried cherries is the perfect counterpoint to savory sausages.

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.

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.

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rice

Rating: 3.44 stars
9
These work as well on the Thanksgiving table as they do on a meatless Monday.

Acorn Squash Bisque

Rating: 3.69 stars
11
The smooth texture of acorn squash gives this pureed soup its character; only a little half-and-half and butter are needed.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Cinnamon Butter

Rating: 3.1 stars
3
A little bit of cinnamon goes a long way in the butter used to flavor this roasted side dish.

Roasted Squash with Sesame Seeds and Cumin

Put a savory spin on sweet acorn squash with cumin, coriander, and sesame seeds.

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.

Acorn Squash Lasagna

Rating: 3.66 stars
25
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.

Glazed Squash

Rating: 3.55 stars
3
Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a squash or sweet-potato dish, and this one is simple and delicious.
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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.

Roasted Acorn Squash

Rating: 3.04 stars
3

If small acorn squashes are unavailable, use larger ones and cut them into wedges.