Making easy acorn squash recipes is fun and delicious. You can do so much with acorn squash from salads to side dishes and even entrees! Check out all the great ways you can use acorn squash with these recipes blow.
We love using acorn squash in a variety of recipes throughout the summer and fall months when they're prevalent at the local farmers market. They are easy to get year round in the grocery store but there's just something extra tasty about those fresh local ones!
If you grow acorn squash in your home garden you will want to keep these recipes on hand for sure, when they all seem to get ripe at once you will be prepared!
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If you have never cooked with acorn squash before don't worry, we'll go over different ways to use them, how to prepare them, and of course have tons of acorn squash recipes so you can try your hand at cooking them up in lots of different ways.
How to prepare acorn squash recipes
You can prepare acorn squash in a variety of ways. It can be baked, sautéed, air fried, cooked in the Instant Pot and of course you can puree it as well.
There's a cooking method for pretty much every style on this list. One of the best things about this versatile vegetable is that you can't really go wrong with cooking it. It has a nutty, sweet, mild flavor so you can season it in a variety of ways to make savory or sweet dishes.
How to cut an acorn squash
Cutting open an acorn squash can be difficult. Use this method to cut open an acorn squash if you don't have a lot of upper arm strength. You can also leave the squash whole at first, boil and peel it, and then slice it in half.
How to eat acorn squash:
With a fork! Just kidding, there are lots of ways you can eat acorn squash. Include in in your salads, as a side dish, or you can stuff it with savory fillings and make it your main dish!
Depending on how you cook the squash there's a good chance you can serve it and eat it in a variety of ways. Once you see all these delicious recipes below you will be excited to try out some new ways of eating these tasty little squash.
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Easy Acorn Squash Recipes
These easy acorn squash recipes are perfect for any time of year. There's something for everyone to try and they are all simple enough for beginners!
Making acorn squash puree is low maintenance and easy. With only 2 ingredients, I'm going to walk you through how to roast an acorn squash to make the perfect puree for muffins, baby food, pancakes, and so much more!
These acorn squash muffins are the perfect breakfast muffin and are easy to make! These healthy muffins are great for the fall and winter months and they are sweet and full of spice. You'll find tastes of fall in each bite! This muffin recipe is the perfect grab and go breakfast!
Acorn squash is the star of the show in this delicious holiday dish. Impress your friends and family with this egg free, refined sugar free, grain free, gluten free, and dairy free dessert made with simple, clean ingredients.
This Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash is a great vegetarian side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving meal. Learn how to make baked stuffed acorn squash, how to prep it in advance, and many other tips for this recipe!
Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is full of Italian Sausage, fresh vegetables, and crisp Granny Smith apples, all topped with shredded white cheddar cheese. The sweet, nutty flavor of the squash with the spice from the Italian Sausage make this the ultimate weeknight dinner or serve as a hearty holiday side dish.
This rustic acorn squash galette has a flaky buttery crust, a sweet-savory filling with goat cheese, prosciutto, and chestnuts, and is served with a drizzle of maple syrup. Makes a perfect fall meal paired with a green salad.
Roasted acorn squash is filled with a gluten-free wild rice stuffing with flavors of carrots, red pepper, celery, and onions. This vegan stuffed acorn squash makes an excellent vegan main dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, or as a side dish at a traditional Thanksgiving as a vegan or vegetarian option.
Are you looking for a low carb side dish? I have to insist you try making these air fryer acorn squash fries at home! This veggie fry has a delicious crispy exterior with a slightly sweeter center. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight meal!
This Roasted Acorn Squash is a beautiful and delicious side dish. Sliced acorn squash is oven roasted in a sweet and spicy buttery sauce, then topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, pomegranate arils, and orange zest for a holiday table showstopper!
Air Fryer Acorn Squash is a delicious and healthy dish that you can make easily in your Air Fryer. The roasted acorn squash is perfect for stuffing, mashing or as a side dish.Healthy Southwest Stuffed Acorn Squash features a flavorful and healthy meatball with pinions, cilantro, cumin, and green chile stuffing a thick slice of sweet acorn squash... It gets a dollop of avocado crema and more cilantro. Delicioso!
Healthy Southwest Stuffed Acorn Squash features a flavorful and healthy meatball with pinions, cilantro, cumin, and green chile stuffing a thick slice of sweet acorn squash... It gets a dollop of avocado crema and more cilantro. Delicioso!
This gluten-free Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash highlights the best of fall produce! It's stuffed with sausage, apples, celery, feta cheese, and walnuts and is the coziest healthy meal. Baked acorn squash is a must try in the autumn!
Baked Acorn Squash stuffed with cranberries, pistachios, wild rice and chopped dates. Made sweet with the help of a little maple syrup and butter. The Ultimate Stuffed squash Recipe is the perfect side for Thanksgiving or weeknight dinner. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free.
This simple Air Fryer Acorn Squash recipe drizzled with maple syrup is the perfect fall and winter side dish to go with chicken, turkey or beef. Takes only a few minutes to prepare and under 20 minutes to cook!
This Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash is an all-in-one meal that's bursting with fall flavors. The savory goodness comes from sautéed onions, celery, mushrooms, and warm spices. Then it's balanced out with subtly sweet and tarts flavors from apples and cranberries. The quinoa gives it a nice texture and lots of added protein. It's heavenly!