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25+ Acorn Squash Recipes

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!

Halved acorn squash

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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.

halved acorn squash with seeds showing

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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open acorn squash with spoon and seeds

Easy Acorn Squash Recipes:

You know we are all about easy recipes here so don’t be surprised when you see all these simple and easy acorn squash recipes. Trying out new vegetables and introducing new things to your diet doesn’t have to be a struggle. Make sure you stop back and let us know which ones were a hit in your house!

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!

acorn squash recipes pin showing cooked squash with title at the top.