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    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes

    Fall is in the air, and that means acorn squash are coming into season. If you’re looking for some new great ways to cook them, you’ve come to the right place!

    We have compiled this list of the best Acorn Squash Recipe from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    From great side, to hearty mains, soups, salads and more, there are so many great ways for you to prepare your favorite winter squash.

    Cook your way through all, and find some new favorite ways to cook these tasty and nutritious gourds!

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes.

    1. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - sausage stuffed.

    This Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is a great fall dinner and would look gorgeous on any holiday spread! In addition to sausage, it has veggies and apples for a complex variety of flavors.

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    2. How To Cook Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - how to cook acorn squash.

    Here is a basic how to guide on cooking acorn squash. It’s a great start for those new to cooking acorn squash, as it gives you tips on cutting and preparing.

    Get the recipe @ thekitchn

    3. Roasted Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - roasted.

    If you love sweet flavors in your sides, try this roasted acorn squash recipe. It features maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. It goes great with roasted meats, especially pork.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    4. Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - wild rice stuffed.

    Stuffed acorn squash with wild rice makes for a great meatless meal option. It also features mushrooms, spinach, red bell peppers and white beans to make for a nutrient packed dish.

    Get the Recipe @ simple-veganista

    5. Brown Sugar and Pineapple Roasted Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - brown sugar and pineapple.

    This brown sugar and pineapple roasted acorn squash is a great festive side. It has a cinnamon and chili powder infused butter that adds so much flavor!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    6. Grilled Acorn Squash Salad

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - grilled acorn squash salad.

    No need to heat up the oven with this grilled acorn squash! It’s so easy, and the grill marks add so much flavor to the squash.

    Get the Recipe @ vindulge

    7. Herb-Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - herb roasted parmesan.

    Add a touch of savory to the mild sweetness of acorn squash with this great recipe. Butter, fresh herbs and parmesan cheese add so much flavor to the dish. YUMMM.

    Get the Recipe @ therealfooddietitians

    8. Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Brown Sugar Roasted Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - chipotle chicken stuffed.

    This unique chipotle chicken stuffed acorn squash is an absolute flavor bomb! The sweetness of the squash pairs beautifully with the smoky and spicy chipotle chicken. So good…

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    9. Roast Acorn Squash, Sweet Potato and Beet Kale and Quinoa Salad

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - roast acorn squash salad.

    If you love complex blends of flavors, this salad is for you! It has roasted acorn squash, sweet potato, beet kale, quinoa, avocado, feta and pomegranate with a cilantro lemon tahini dressing. Wow.

    Get the Recipe @ closetcooking

    10. Acorn Squash Stuffed with Curried Beef

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - curried beef stuffed.

    Spice things up with this curried beef stuffed acorn squash! This wholesome dish only takes a few minutes of hands on time and is full of great flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ whole30

    11. Sausage & Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - sausage and mushroom stuffed.

    Here’s another great stuffed acorn squash recipe. This one is loaded with tasty sausage, three types of mushrooms, wild rice, parmesan cheese and fresh herbs. It’s a wonderful combination of flavors!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    12. Acorn Squash Soup

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - soup.

    When the temperatures start to dip, we’re all looking for a cozy bowl of soup. This acorn squash soup is hearty and creamy, making a great meatless main dish.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    13. Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Butter

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - brown butter.

    This brown butter acorn squash is a delicious and easy side dish. It’s uniquely seasoned with a combination of cinnamon, cumin and coffee.

    Get the Recipe @ thecastawaykitchen

    14. Honey Butter Roasted Acorn with Burrata and Pomegranate

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - honey butter.

    Here’s a great side dish sure to impress your holiday guests. Roasted acorn squash is topped with pomegranate, hazelnuts, fresh sage and burrata cheese. It looks so fancy, but is so easy to make!

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    15. Acorn Squash with Walnuts & Cranberry

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - walnut and cranberry stuffed.

    Another festive holiday side dish coming up… This acorn squash is stuffed with cranberries and walnuts. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ letthebakingbegin

    16. Instant Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - instant pot.

    Yes, you can cook acorn squash in in instant pot! This one is stuffed with rice, chick peas, cranberries, mushrooms and pumpkin seeds. It’s a great side or meatless main.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    17. Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - parmesan roasted.

    This easy parmesan roasted acorn squash is the way to go if you’re in a hurry. Because it is thin sliced, it cooks a lot faster than conventional roasted acorn squash.

    Get the Recipe @ closetcooking

    18. Sweet Potato, Squash and Kale Buddha Bowl

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - Buddha bowl.

    This Buddha bowl is a super healthy, nutrient packed meal. It features, sweet potato, butternut squash, mushrooms, chickpeas and more!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    19. Maple Pecan Roasted Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - maple pecan.

    This maple pecan acorn squash has a great combination of flavors as well as textures. The crunchy pecans pair great with the sweetness of maple syrup.

    Get the Recipe @ closetcooking

    20. Beef Enchilada Stuffed Acorn Squash

    The 20 BEST Acorn Squash Recipes - enchilada stuffed.

    We’re finishing up this tasty list with a real treat, this beef enchilada stuffed acorn squash. These squash bowls are stuffed with Mexican spiced ground beef and topped with pico de gallo, avocado and cilantro. Yum!

    Get the Recipe @ thedefineddish

    Wow, so many great acorn squash recipes! Now you’ll never wonder what to cook when you have some in your pantry.

    Bookmark or pin this great collection so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to the GypsyPlate mailing list, we’re always cooking up new recipes for you!

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    20 BEST Ways to Cook Acorn Squash

    This collection of easy Acorn Squash Recipes will show you plenty of new ways to cook your favorite winter squash. If you're in a hurry, try this microwaved acorn squash:


    • 1 acorn squash
    • Butter
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    1. Cut acorn squash in half, lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds.
    2. Place squash cut side down in a microwave safe dish, along with a couple of tablespoons of water.
    3. Microwave until the squash is tender. Depending on the strength of your microwave, this will take 5-10 minutes.
    4. Remove from microwave. Season with butter, salt and pepper.


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