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Acorn Squash Recipes

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The Acorn Squash is a winter squash with a deep green rind and a sweet, yellowish fruit inside. 

The squash is regarded as a fruit, rather than a vegetable, because of the seeds at the center.

Acorn Squash is native to North America, and was consumed by Native Americans for centuries, then passed along to European settlers.

Because the Acorn Squash was abundant, easily grown, nutritious, and easy to prepare, many Acorn Squash Recipes have been developed over the centuries. 

The Acorn Squash Recipes shown below will work just as well with other winter squashes, such as Butternut squash, or Pumpkin. 

Here are some easy and delicious Acorn Squash Recipes, but feel free to improvise to suit your personal taste, and create your own Acorn Squash Recipes. 

Acorn Squash Recipes 

Baked Acorn Squash


  • 1 Ripe Acorn Squash
  • Water, as needed 
  • 1 Tbs melted Butter 
  • 1 Tbs chopped Walnuts or Pecans 
  • 2 Tbs Brown Sugar 
  • 2 tsp Maple Syrup  
  • Salt, to taste 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F) 
  2. Microwave the Acorn Squash for 1 minute, just to make it easier to cut 
  3. Carefully cut the Acorn Squash in half, lengthwise
  4. Use a large tablespoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy parts from the center of each half of the Acorn Squash 
  5. Use a sharp knife to score the fruit of the Acorn Squash in a criss cross pattern. The cuts should be about a half inch deep 
  6. Place the Acorn Squash halves in an oven safe roasting pan, with the cut side facing up 
  7. Put about 1/4 inch of water in the roasting pan, so the rind won't burn 
  8. Coat the inside of each half with 1/2 a Tablespoon of melted butter 
  9. Sprinkle with salt 
  10. Add 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar to the center of each Acorn Squash half 
  11. Sprinkle each half with chopped nuts 
  12. Drizzle each half with a teaspoon of maple syrup, or whatever is your favorite sweet syrup 
  13. Bake for 60-75 minutes, or until the tops are browned and the flesh is very soft 
  14. Let the squash cool for a few minutes before serving 

Your finished recipe should look something like the photo shown above.

Makes 2 servings per Acorn Squash, at less than 100 calories per serving. 

(don't make too much fuss over calories, just eat moderate portions) 

Serve as a side dish or a snack. 

More Acorn Squash Recipes


Shown above is one of America's most popular Savory Acorn Squash Recipes

Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash 

But you can use your imagination to invent your own stuffed Acorn Squash Recipes using your favorite ingredients. 

Acorn Squash is compatible with most ingredients. Here are some popular examples 

  • Cooked Rice 
  • Whipped Potatoes 
  • Chopped Nuts 
  • Peas
  • Chopped Kale
  • Onion 
  • Celery 
  • Chopped Sausage 
  • Shredded Beef 
  • Shredded Cheese 

Just follow approximately the directions for the recipe above and see how that works for you.

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