Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipes

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BAKED STUFFED ACORN SQUASH



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This makes a substantial vegetarian - or vegan if you leave out the cheese - Thanksgiving main dish. It is another riff on the native American tradition of the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash. I used acorn squash here, and it serves as a vessel for the sweet and pungent bean, corn and tomato filling. Acorn squash comes in various sizes; the larger ones, which are sometimes all I can find, take almost an hour to soften and cook through; the finished squash can be cut in half or even into thirds if too big for one serving. With everything that comes on the Thanksgiving sideboard, that will probably be the case. I always bake the squash for about 20 minutes before cutting it in half; they soften up a little bit, which makes it much easier to cut.

Provided by Martha Rose Shulman

Categories     dinner, main course, side dish

Time 2h

Yield 8 substantial main dish servings, 12 to 16 smaller servings

Number Of Ingredients 14

4 large or 6 smaller acorn squash
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for basting
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, diced
1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes with juice, pulsed to a coarse purée in a food processor
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons mild honey, maple syrup or pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
3 cups cooked pintos, black beans or red beans, or 2 cans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn kernels
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 ounces / 1/2 cup Gruyère, grated

Steps:

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place squash on a baking sheet and bake 20 minutes, until soft enough to easily cut in half. Wait until cool enough to handle (about 15 minutes), then cut in half (stem to tip) and scoop out seeds and membranes.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add onion. Cook, stirring often, until it begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add red pepper and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and tomato paste and cook, stirring often, until tomatoes have cooked down slightly, about 5 minutes. Add honey, maple syrup or pomegranate molasses, vinegar, salt and cayenne, and bring to a simmer. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes, until thick and fragrant. Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in beans and corn and simmer another 5 minutes.
  • Oil 1 or 2 baking dishes or a sheet pan that will accommodate all the squash. Season cavities and cut sides of the squash with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil or melted butter. Fill with bean mixture. Mix together bread crumbs, Gruyère and remaining olive oil and sprinkle over the filling. Brush exposed edges of squash with oil. Place in the baking dish or on baking sheet and cover tightly with foil. Bake large squash for 45 minutes, check smaller squash after 30 minutes. The flesh should be easy to penetrate with the tip of a knife. Uncover and return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes, or until breadcrumbs and cheese are lightly browned. Serve hot or warm.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 513, UnsaturatedFat 6 grams, Carbohydrate 90 grams, Fat 10 grams, Fiber 18 grams, Protein 23 grams, SaturatedFat 3 grams, Sodium 1088 milligrams, Sugar 11 grams

SAUSAGE AND APPLE STUFFED ACORN SQUASH RECIPE BY TASTY



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Here's what you need: small acorn squashes, onion, celery, olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh rosemary, garlic, sausage, apple, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese

Provided by Tasty

Categories     Sides

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 12

2 small acorn squashes, or 1 large
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
3 cloves garlic, chopped
½ lb sausage
1 apple, chopped
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
½ cup parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • Using a sharp knife cut off the very top and bottom of each squash to create a flat base on each side (being careful not to cut through the center cavity).
  • Slice the squash in half, scrape out seeds to create individual bowls for the stuffing.
  • Drizzle each squash half with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Roast in a preheated oven at 400˚F (200˚C) for 40-50 minutes - or until fork tender.
  • While squash is roasting - in a large fry pan over medium heat - heat oil and add Onion, Celery, Salt, Pepper, and Rosemary. Cook until onions begin to soften.
  • Add Garlic and Sausage, until sausage is browned on all sides.
  • Add Apple until slightly softened. Finally mix in Bread Crumbs and Parmesan cheese just until incorporated. Remove from heat.
  • Once Squash has finished roasting (when you can easily poke it with a fork) remove from oven and fill each with prepared stuffing mixture.
  • Return to Oven for 20 minutes - adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to the top for the final 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 576 calories, Carbohydrate 86 grams, Fat 21 grams, Fiber 18 grams, Protein 20 grams, Sugar 11 grams

GROUND BEEF STUFFED ACORN SQUASH



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This is an elegant-looking dish that can be served for special-occasion meals as well as everyday dinners. This is a "must" for our family when our garden squash is in bloom. --Ruth Stone, Lindsay, Nebraska

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 1h10m

Yield 4 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 13

2 large acorn squash, halved and seeded
1 cup water
3/4 pound ground beef
1 celery rib, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium tart apple, chopped
1 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 egg, beaten
5 teaspoons brown sugar, divided
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
4 teaspoons butter

Steps:

  • Invert squash in two ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Add water and cover with foil. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until tender. , Meanwhile, cook the beef, celery and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Add the apple, rice, sunflower kernels and curry. Cook and stir until apple is tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the egg, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 3/4 teaspoon salt. , Place squash cut side up on a baking sheet. Place 1 teaspoon remaining brown sugar and 1 teaspoon butter in each half. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Fill with meat mixture. , Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 496 calories, Fat 20g fat (7g saturated fat), Cholesterol 115mg cholesterol, Sodium 886mg sodium, Carbohydrate 62g carbohydrate (18g sugars, Fiber 8g fiber), Protein 23g protein.

BEEF-STUFFED ACORN SQUASH



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My husband is retired, so we do quite a bit of traveling. I like to cook, travel and add to my collection of fund-raiser cookbooks. I have one from every state except Vermont!-Jean Gaines, Bullhead City, Arizona

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 1h35m

Yield 4 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 11

2 small acorn squash, halved and seeded
1/2 cup water
1/2 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup cooked rice
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Invert squash in an 11 x 7-in. baking dish. Add water and cover with foil. Bake until tender, 50-60 minutes. , Meanwhile, cook beef, onion and celery over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the flour, salt and sage until blended. Add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in rice. , Transfer squash to a baking sheet. Fill cavity with meat mixture. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese and bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 276 calories, Fat 9g fat (5g saturated fat), Cholesterol 42mg cholesterol, Sodium 408mg sodium, Carbohydrate 36g carbohydrate (8g sugars, Fiber 4g fiber), Protein 16g protein.

STUFFED ACORN SQUASH II



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Acorn squash stuffed with ground beef, pork sausage, onions, garlic, and cheddar cheese. Serve with tossed salad and crusty bread for a simple, tasty meal.

Provided by Andytofu

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Pork     Ground Pork Recipes

Time 55m

Yield 2

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 halved lengthwise and seeded
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
cooking spray
¼ pound lean ground beef
¼ pound ground pork sausage
vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 ounces Cheddar cheese, cubed

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper, and lightly spray with cooking oil. Place in a baking dish flesh side down, and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Microwave on high for 10 to 15 minutes, or until flesh is fork-tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook beef and pork in 1 tablespoon of oil on medium high heat until well browned, stirring frequently to crumble. Drain, and set aside. In the same skillet, cook the onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Combine beef and pork with cheese and onions, and spoon mixture into squash halves.
  • Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and squash is lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 587.6 calories, Carbohydrate 41 g, Cholesterol 96.6 mg, Fat 36.6 g, Fiber 11.6 g, Protein 27.9 g, SaturatedFat 14.4 g, Sodium 1511.5 mg, Sugar 10.4 g

SUNNY'S ITALIAN SAUSAGE-STUFFED ACORN SQUASH



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Provided by Sunny Anderson

Categories     side-dish

Time 1h30m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 16

2 acorn squash, halved through the stem to the base and seeds removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 links (8 ounces) spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
1/2 cup chopped red onions
1/4 teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Steps:

  • For the squash: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the squash on a baking sheet flesh-side up and rub with the olive oil. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Roast until the edges begin to ripple and a poke with a fork reveals tender flesh, about 40 minutes. Allow to cool until easy to handle.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into a large bowl, leaving about 1/4 inch of flesh within the skin of each squash half to help it maintain its shape.
  • For the filling: In a large pan on medium-high heat, add the olive oil and sausage. While cooking, break the sausage into bits like ground meat with a wooden spoon. Once some of the fat is rendered from the sausage, add the onions, paprika, pumpkin pie spice, sage, celery, bell peppers and a pinch of salt. Cook until the sausage is done and the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the mixture to the bowl of squash along with the cheese, walnuts and cranberries and stir to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Fill the hollowed squash halves with the mixture and place back in the oven to melt the cheese and make the tops golden brown, 15 more minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

STUFFED SQUASH



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Provided by Alton Brown

Categories     side-dish

Time 1h40m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 14

4 small acorn squash, 1 to 1 1/4 pounds each
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1/2 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup white wine
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, completely thawed, drained and chopped
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
Generous pinch kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Steps:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut 1-inch off the top of each acorn squash and scoop out the seeds. If necessary in order for the squash to sit upright, cut off a small portion of the bottom. Put 1 of the 4 pieces of butter in the cavity of each squash. Set squash on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, brown the ground pork until no longer pink. Remove the meat from the pan, add the olive oil and saute the onion, celery, and carrot until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 10 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the white wine.
  • Return the pork to the pan along with the cooked rice, spinach, pine nuts, oregano and salt and pepper, to taste. Stirring constantly, heat mixture thoroughly, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Divide the mixture evenly among the squash, top each squash with its lid and bake for 1 hour or until the squash is tender. Serve immediately.

STUFFED ACORN SQUASH



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This is a great fall dish for two. It will warm you right up on a crisp fall evening. I serve with Recipe #190146 which you can find posted under my other recipes.

Provided by Mrs. Doeinck

Categories     Vegetable

Time 1h20m

Yield 2 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 acorn squash (size of a small honeydew)
6 ounces ground turkey
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 slice raisin bread, cubed (SunMaid is good)

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 10x6 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove and discard the seed. Place cut side down in prepared baking dish. Bake for 50 minutes.
  • Combine turkey, celery, and onion in a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until turkey is browned and crumbly, about 8 minutes; drain well.
  • Add salt, cinnamon, and curry powder to turkey mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Stir in the applesauce and the bread cubes.
  • Turn over squash in baking dish. Spoon equal portions of the turkey mixture into each squash half. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 284.9, Fat 7.4, SaturatedFat 1.9, Cholesterol 58.7, Sodium 399.4, Carbohydrate 38.8, Fiber 5.3, Sugar 7.6, Protein 19.9

STUFFED ACORN SQUASH



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Very easy acorn squash with stuffing, that even the kids like, when you want to do something with it besides just butter and brown sugar!

Provided by Weavre

Categories     Side Dish     Vegetables     Squash     Acorn Squash Side Dish Recipes

Time 1h10m

Yield 2

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
4 tablespoons butter, divided
4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
2 cups dry bread stuffing mix, divided
1 ½ cups chicken broth, divided
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
onion powder to taste

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Place squash, face up, in a shallow baking dish. In each half place 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup stuffing mix, 3/4 cup chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Wrap each half tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until squash is very tender.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 1230 calories, Carbohydrate 216.2 g, Cholesterol 66.8 mg, Fat 30.6 g, Fiber 17.4 g, Protein 25.8 g, SaturatedFat 16.4 g, Sodium 4671.2 mg, Sugar 52.4 g

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2021-11-09  · This stuffed acorn squash recipe is packed with hearty plant-based ingredients like lentils, mushrooms, and warming savory spices. A cozy side or main dish! Stuffed acorn squash was a fall staple in my diet growing up. My mom made the most delicious (and simple!) version with vegetarian ground “beef”, onions, vegetable broth, and maple ...
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STUFFED ACORN SQUASH - JULIA'S ALBUM
2021-11-10  · This vegetarian stuffed acorn squash is a cozy Autumn recipe made with seasonal veggies and greens. There are only 4 main ingredients (acorn squash, spinach, Parmesan, and cream cheese) + 4 secondary ingredients (olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh thyme). First, the acorn squash halves are drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in the oven. Then, they are stuffed ...
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THANKSGIVING STUFFED ACORN SQUASH – LIFE WITH JANET
2021-11-09  · Instructions. Cut squash in half, scoop out seeds, baste with coconut oil and top with S&P; Roast FACE DOWN on 400 degrees for 60 minutes. While acorn squash is roasting, melt some ghee/coconut oil or fat of your choice in a pan over medium heat and brown the sausage. Once cooked remove and set aside in a mixing bowl to cool.
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STUFFED ROASTED ACORN SQUASH — HARVEST & NOURISH
2021-11-12  · Sweet, buttery acorn squash is so delicious simply roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper but it’s even better when stuffed with a delicious filling. In this recipe it is the star of the show. Roasted until perfectly tender and caramelized then filled with a savoury mix of lean ground turkey, mushrooms, onions, pumpkin seeds and brown rice and topped with just the right amount of melty ...
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What's the best way to make stuffed acorn squash?
Place squash, face up, in a shallow baking dish. In each half place 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup stuffing mix, 3/4 cup chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Wrap each half tightly with aluminum foil.
How long to cook acorn squash in oven?
Drizzle each squash half with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in a preheated oven at 400˚F (200˚C) for 40-50 minutes - or until fork tender.
What to do with acorn squash in the fall?
A super versatile fall vegetable, acorn squash is delicious stuffed, pureed into soup, or tossed into salad or pasta -- and of course there's squash casserole. It pairs beautifully with any roasted meat you please and works well in both savory and sweet applications -- you can't go wrong with this healthy showstopper!
What kind of squash is good for stuffing?
Acorn squash tastes mildly sweet and nutty. Its flavor is not as bold as other winter squash varieties, which makes it wonderful for stuffing with other ingredients. If you haven’t had acorn squash before but enjoy other winter squash recipes, definitely give it a taste! It’s one of the easiest squashes to prepare, and it’s delicious too.

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