Healthy Acorn Squash Recipes

Find healthy, delicious acorn squash recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Winter Vegetable Mulligatawny Soup

Rating: 5 stars 8
Our meatless version of the Indian-inspired British colonial soup includes parsnip and squash to keep it hearty and satisfying.
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By Adam Dolge

Acorn Squash Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 1
This acorn squash casserole is smooth and creamy. The Parmesan cheese gives it the perfect amount of savoriness, while the breadcrumbs add an herby crunch. This easy casserole would be great with any fall meal, and is sure to become a new Thanksgiving favorite.
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By Jasmine Smith

Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 5 stars 28
Cumin and chili powder season a filling of turkey sausage, tomatoes, black beans and Swiss cheese for creamy acorn squash. Serve this stuffed squash with warmed corn tortillas for wrapping up bites of all the tasty ingredients.
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Honey-Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash

Rating: 5 stars 3
Tangy cider vinegar, sweet honey, crunchy pine nuts and fresh mint come together to make an amazing glaze in this healthy roasted winter squash recipe. If you use delicata, the whole squash--including the gorgeous skin--is edible.
By Lia Huber

Moroccan Chickpea-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Think of this healthy vegetarian side dish recipe as a meatless tagine served in a squash bowl. Kabocha, sweet dumpling or carnival squash make good alternatives to acorn squash. To make this side a hearty vegetarian meal, serve 2 halves each.
By Raghavan Iyer

Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges with Garlic-Herb Sauce

Acorn squash is transformed into a showstopping side dish when it's seasoned with smoked paprika and oregano. The garlic-herb sauce adds freshness and acidity to the roasted squash. If you can't find acorn squash, delicata or butternut would be just as delicious.
By Wendy Lopez

Steamed Acorn Squash

Steamed acorn squash dressed simply with butter, salt and pepper can accompany just about anything. Steaming squash is easy, and it keeps the squash tender and preserves its natural sweetness.
By Laura Kanya

Roasted Squash & Apples with Dried Cherries & Pepitas

Rating: 4 stars 2
For this easy roasted side dish recipe, pick apples that hold their shape when cooked--Pink Lady, Braeburn and Winesap are good choices. If you can't find acorn squash, substitute butternut instead.
By Julia Clancy

Brown Butter & Sage Acorn Squash

This easy vegetable side dish utilizes acorn squash, but any winter squash will work. A drizzle of brown butter, sage and maple syrup adds a nutty, sweet flavor to the roasted squash.
By Laura Kanya

Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 5 stars 1
Stuffed acorn squash is one of those recipes that can easily take center stage as a plant-based holiday entree or be served as a colorful side dish.
By Nik Sharma

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples & Squash

Rating: 2 stars 1
This pork tenderloin recipe roasts apples and acorn squash alongside for an easy, delicious weeknight meal.
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By Carolyn Malcoun

Acorn Squash & Chorizo Tacos

Rating: 5 stars 1
Cooking the spicy chorizo on top of the vegetables helps season them—as they cook, the squash and onion absorb the flavorful sausage drippings.
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By Adam Dolge

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegan Wild Rice Stuffed Squash for Two
Sourdough bread, a mix of earthy mushrooms and wild rice fill sweet acorn squash in this vegan Thanksgiving dish that's just the right size for two people. Sweet carnival squash, with its stripes and speckles, is a fun alternative to acorn squash if you can get your hands on one.
Mexican Stuffed Acorn Squash
Fall favorite acorn squash gets a Mexican twist with a spicy-as-you-like-it turkey and veggie stuffing.
Air-Fryer Stuffed Acorn Squash
Rating: 5 stars 1

Acorn squash turns tender in the air fryer before it's stuffed with a savory rice filling. Toasted pecans add crunch while dried cranberries provide tartness. The skin of roasted acorn squash is soft enough to eat and provides additional fiber.