Acorn Squash & Chorizo Tacos


Cooking the spicy chorizo on top of the vegetables helps season them—as they cook, the squash and onion absorb the flavorful sausage drippings. Finish these squash and chorizo tacos with hot sauce for even more heat.

Acorn Squash & Chorizo Tacos
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounces fresh chorizo sausage links (see Tip), halved lengthwise

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish

  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Toss squash, onion, oil, chili powder, cumin and salt together in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Top with chorizo. Roast until the squash is tender and the sausage is cooked through, tossing halfway through, 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk sour cream, lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl.

  4. Coarsely chop the chorizo and vegetables. Serve in tortillas with the crema, cabbage and hot sauce and more cilantro, if desired.


Cutting back on your meat consumption? Trade the chorizo for an equal amount of plant-based Mexican-style sausage. Look for it prepared as links (rather than bulk) for the most similar results.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
36g Fat
40g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 tacos
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Vitamin A 1553IU 31%
Sodium 595mg 26%
Potassium 593mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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