20 Acorn Squash Recipes to Make This Fall

Meet your new favorite autumn veggie.

acorn squash

Your fall meal lineup isn't complete without these healthy acorn squash recipes. Whether you're craving a sweet side for your Thanksgiving menu or a savory main course for an easy weeknight dinner, this gourd can do it all.

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The Cozy Apron
Roasted and Stuffed Acorn Squash

Filled with brown rice, ground beef, and black beans, this is a healthy dinner idea that won't leave you hungry.

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Recipe for Perfection
Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash With Pecans

A sprinkle of bleu cheese brings out the savory notes in this sweet dish.

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Nutritious Eats
Roasted Acorn Squash With Cranberries, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Glaze

Slice up your acorn squash into smaller pieces for a light appetizer or side dish.

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Seasonal Cravings
Acorn Squash Soup With Tumeric

Warm up during the chilly fall months with this paleo and Whole30-approved soup.

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Whole and Heavenly Oven
Wild Rice, Sausage, and Cranberry Acorn Squash Boats

This loaded dish can satisfy as a quick main or as a side that pairs well with turkey or roasted chicken.

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Helpful Homemade
Acorn Squash Spread With Spinach and Artichokes

Serve this ultra cheesy app with fresh bread or crackers.

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Johnny Miller
Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple-Bacon Drizzle

You don't have to feel guilty about having a side of bacon when it's paired with veggies in this decadent dish.

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feta-stuffed acorn squash recipe
Brian Woodcock
Chard and Feta-Stuffed Acorn Squash

This low-effort, high-reward recipe will be your new go-to fall meal.

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acorn squash-and-pear purée with glazed almonds
Johnny Valiant
Acorn Squash-and-Pear Purée with Glazed Almonds

Kid food? Hardly. This sophisticated purée marries the citrusy flavor of Anjou pears with earthy, roasted acorn squash. Ground ginger provides an exotic twist, while toasted almonds deliver crunch.

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Paleo Running Momma
Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

You'll never believe that a meal this packed with flavor fits in the Paleo and Whole30 diets!

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Tools you'll need: Lodge cast iron skillet ($20, )

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parmesan garlic acorn squash recipe
Spache the Spatula
Roasted Parmesan Garlic Acorn Squash

If you're having a salty snack craving, but want to keep it healthy, look no further.

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Tools you'll need: 3-piece baking sheet set ($17, )

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Kalyn's Kitchen
Cheesy Sausage and Pepper Stuffed Acorn Squash

This recipe is low in carbs, high in protein, and sure to be a crowd favorite for taste!

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Stuffing

Your gluten-free friends and family can enjoy this delicious and nutritious side dish too! It might even be sweet enough for dessert.

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Tools you'll need: stainless saucepan ($18, )

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Eating Bird Food
Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowls with Yogurt

Sweet roasted squash filled with tangy yogurt and crunch granola? Yes please!

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Premeditated Leftovers
Roasted Acorn Squash with Rosemary

Like home fries, but sweeter, richer, and tastier!

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Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Lasagna Stuffed Acorn Squash

Just when you thought lasagna couldn't get any better, you put it inside a roasted acorn squash.

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Dishing Out Health
Mushroom and Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Top these stuffed squash with melted parmesan and a rich balsamic reduction.

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Tools you'll need: cast iron skillet ($20, )

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Caroline's Cooking
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup

There's nothing better than a warm bowl of fall-flavored soup on a chilly day.

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Caroline's Cooking
Acorn Squash Gnocchi

You'll love every bite of this soft, pillowy, savory pasta dish.

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Tools you'll need: peeler ($9, )

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Make the Best of Everything
Soft Acorn Squash Molasses Cookies

A sure-fire way to make a soft and fluffy cookie is to add acorn squash puree. Trust us!

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Tools you'll need: pint

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