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With fall and cooler weather comes the fall produce that is being harvested and makes some really amazing meals. The aroma when cooking squash and other fall foods just sets the entire home in the fall spirit. We put together this fantastic grouping of acorn squash recipes for you to try this year.
Acorn Squash Recipes
Is butternut squash the same as acorn squash?
Acorn squash is small of course shaped like acorns with smooth skin. An acorn squash skin is generally easier to peel or cut, whereas a butternut squash is longer in shape with a bowl-shaped bottom.
Is the skin edible or do I need to peel it?
The skin on or off is a personal preference. Once cooked the skin is soft enough to eat with a fork if desired.
Roasted acorn squash salad is a must for Thanksgiving or even as a side for a fall dinner, especially drizzled with creamy maple dressing!
This beautiful, bright sheet pan dinner showcases some of my favorite cold-weather produce – sweet acorn squash, creamy sweet potatoes, and tart pomegranate. My Winter Salad is a healthy side dish that comes together with very little effort and even less cleanup.
This deliciously satisfying salad fills that desire by featuring perfectly roasted acorn squash, wheat berries, feta cheese, and spring greens! It's hearty, especially for a salad, and is packed with nutrition. It'll keep you full and satisfied and has so much flavor, you will definitely fall in love with it!
This Roasted Acorn Squash is a beautiful and delicious side dish. Sliced acorn squash is oven roasted in a sweet and spicy buttery sauce, then topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, pomegranate arils, and orange zest for a holiday table showstopper!
This stuffed acorn squash with wild rice and chicken sausage is a delicious flavorful way to enjoy fresh fall produce.
Hearty roasted acorn squash halves filled with a Mediterranean quinoa-chickpea mixture are the perfect vegan Thanksgiving main dish. Not only are they stunning and full of flavor, but they are also easy to make and can be prepped in advance.
Stuffed acorn squash filled with quinoa, apples, chicken and apple sausage, sage, and warming fall spices and flavors is a comforting and colorful dish loaded with healthy and delicious flavors.
Hearty yet tender dumplings packed with the nutritional goodness of butternut or acorn squash and drenched in a buttery sage sauce.
Acorn squash is roasted and filled with a nice and cheesy macaroni and cheese. It’s the perfect flavor combination!
Fork tender roasted acorn squash stuffed with savory and sweet flavors of sausage, sweet potato, apple, onions, and a touch of marsala wine. Stuffed acorn squash is a healthy, flavorful, and filling fall-themed meal!
Delicious acorn squash roasted with pecans and maple syrup is the side dish you didn't know you were missing!
This sausage stuffed acorn squash recipe makes a cozy and delicious cold-weather meal! It's loaded with parmesan cheese, butter, and fresh thyme – you'll love the fall flavors!
A perfect meatless Monday meal, this vegan wild rice stuffed acorn squash is a perfect meal or side dish for fall. If you have vegan or vegetarian guests coming for Thanksgiving, this can be the centerpiece of their meal – with apples, dried cranberries, pecans, dried apricots, it’s full of flavor, texture and offers a great alternative to turkey!
This Apple Cranberry Acorn Squash is good as a side dish or as a dessert!
Easy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash is topped with juicy pomegranate arils and salty pumpkin seeds.
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Apples, onion, celery, and sausage paired SO nicely with this Autumn squash and is super beautiful to serve right out of the squash itself!
This roasted acorn squash is cooked with brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon for a sweet and savory side that’s perfect for fall and winter meals.
This is one of those recipes that just feels like Fall! This one is a definite keeper!!
Baked Acorn Squash – tender, sweet acorn squash baked with butter and brown sugar is the perfect side dish for your Fall dinner.
These Acorn Squash in the slow cooker are done in a sweet style, they are delicious sides for a fall or winter meal.
Delicious and wholesome crockpot acorn squash is an easy addition to any meal! Tender and sweet roasted acorn squash halves filled with tasty dried cranberries.
Here’s how to make Instant Pot Acorn Squash. Cook the squash whole and then easily cut the squash and make the puree into a delicious and healthy side dish. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegetarian and is perfect for fall.
Instant Pot Acorn Squash, with only 5 ingredients, cooks in less than 25 minutes and makes a comforting sweetened Fall side dish that is perfect for Thanksgiving.
Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash is a simple yet elegant dinner recipe!
This recipe for Instant Pot Stuffed Squash is full of classic fall flavor. Healthy, hearty and so easy to make, it’s the perfect meal for those chilly autumn nights.
Yes, you can even make acorn squash in the Instant Pot! First, we pressure cook it, then fill it with the stuffing and use the Air Fryer Lid (or the oven) to broil.
Air Fryer Acorn Squash cooks quickly in the air fryer and comes out with a soft silky interior that’s perfect for mashing or turning into a tasty side dish or even using as a soup bowl.
Air fryer acorn squash is a healthy delicious side dish or snack that comes out tender and flavorful in no time at all.
This Air Fryer Acorn Squash is a healthy dish that is made in just 15 minutes, so much quicker than in the oven! Air-fried acorn squash can be eaten alone or used in another recipe.
Bring to your table this delicious and easy air fryer acorn squash top with feta cheese and pecans, the perfect holiday's side dish everyone will love.
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This is a great way to use up any leftover acorn squash. These acorn squash molasses cookies are pillowy soft and your kids won't realize that they are eating vegetables.
Have more acorn squash recipes to add to our list? Drop them below for us.