Amazing Acorn Squash Recipes

Enjoy acorn squash in salads, main dishes and seasonal sides with these delicious recipes.

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Roasted Acorn Squash

Tyler’s sweet squash, glazed with butter and topped with crushed cookies, pairs expertly with pork for a cozy, cold-weather dinner.

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Acorn Squash Soup

Guy roasts his acorn squash with shallots and garlic, then purees it all together for this hearty soup.

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Vegan Quinoa-Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

This vegan stuffed squash isn't trying to trick you into thinking it's stuffed with meat. And it doesn't have to — the quinoa filling is satisfying enough on its own, full of spiced warmth (thanks to the curry powder) and salty sweetness (from the pistachios and cranberries).

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Slow-Cooker Acorn Squash

Free up your oven space with Trisha’s slow-cooker recipe. She cooks her squash in chicken stock and apple cider vinegar, then drizzles the dish with brown butter and fried thyme leaves to finish it off.

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Roasted Acorn Squash Halves

This easy side is simply prepared with butter, salt and pepper. The secret ingredient? The caramelization from being roasted brings out nutty, almost sweet flavors.

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Eggs Baked in Acorn Squash

Move over, avocado toast — Katie's take on egg-in-a-hole is your new brunch go-to.

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Roasted Acorn Squash Agrodolce

A sweet-and-sour sauce tops off the squash in Giada’s traditional dish.

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Grilled Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

These sweet and spicy squash "ribs" are the perfect barbecued fall side dish.

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Acorn Squash Chips

Need a crunchy snack without the guilt? Thinly sliced acorn squash drizzled with olive oil bakes up nice and crispy. Snack time, solved.

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Baked Acorn Squash

This simple recipe is great for anyone who thinks they don't like acorn squash. It's roasted until soft, then mashed and served as you would potatoes. What's not to like?

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Herb-Roasted Acorn Squash with Queso Fresco and Pomegranate

Marcela’s festive dish will be a hit at the holiday table. Chipotle powder adds a kick, and is balanced by sweet pomegranate and creamy queso fresco. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use feta as a substitute.

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Mushrooms, Peppers and Goat Cheese

Guy uses the whole squash, seeds and all, in this veggie-packed recipe.

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Cheesy Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Looking for a quick, healthy lunch? Make this vegetarian recipe. Cheddar cheese and brown rice bulk up the squash, while spinach contributes a healthy dose of greens.

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Roasted Acorn Squash and Portobello Mushroom Salad with Radicchio, Apples and Pumpkin Seeds

Anne combines acorn squash, Portobello mushroom and radicchio for a colorful, palette-cleansing side. Apples and pumpkin seeds lend a seasonal touch to the dish.

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Acorn Squash with Baby Bitter Greens

Baby greens, goat cheese and a Dijon mustard vinaigrette make this salad a smashing success. Add Valerie’s sweet-and-salty pumpkin seeds for a satisfying crunch.

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Jalapeno

What do acorn squash and jalapeno have in common? Both veggies are small but mighty — when combined, their flavor profile is out of this world.

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Balsamic Acorn Squash

When roasted, acorn squash develops a sweet, nutty flavor. To complement it, drizzle the squash with tangy balsamic vinegar and top with toasted almonds and ricotta salata.

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Seared Acorn Squash with Tahini and Walnut-Parsley Pesto

Damaris builds the flavor profile of acorn squash with a creamy tahini sauce and walnut-parsley pesto. Host a dinner party like a pro: Make the pesto ahead of time and store in the fridge.

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Tofu-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Vegetarians, we’ve got your weeknight dinner right here. Thanks to the microwave, this tasty dish is ready in less than 40 minutes. Serve with a spinach and pita salad for a balanced meal.

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