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
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 Bisque

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

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Mushrooms and Rice

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

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

Double Roast Chicken

Rating: 3.76 stars
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.

Sausages with Acorn Squash and Onions

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

Roasted Squash with Sesame Seeds and Cumin

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

Spicy Squash Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing

Break out of your green salad rut with this lively number.

Acorn Squash Lasagna

Rating: 3.66 stars
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.

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.

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.

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 Soup with Kale
Rating: Unrated
Savory bacon and peppery kale pair well with the sweet, nutty flavor of pureed acorn squash in this hearty soup.

Roasted Acorn Squash

Rating: 3.04 stars

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