Stuffed Acorn Squash

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I’ve been stuffing lots of vegetables lately, cabbage, peppers and squash to name a few, I don’t know why maybe because it’s November, it’s cold out and I have that comfort food thing going on.

I actually made this tonight for dinner along with a spinach salad it was healthy, hearty and very comforting!

Some people get intimidated by squash with all the different shapes and sizes, don’t be, you’ll be missing out on such a treat! Just make sure your knives are sharpened when you cut into it! Here’s a quick video on how to cut one properly.
I love the shape of acorn squash with those scalloped edges, just cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and pulp then roast it in your oven at 375 degrees cut side down for around 40 minutes, after it cools a bit then take a spoon and scoop out some of the meaty flesh along the sides and bottom reserving that to add to your stuffing mixture.

The cooked squash then becomes your perfect edible bowl pretty scallops and all! You can get very creative in what you choose to stuff them with, the possibilities are endless.
For mine I used sauted onion, garlic and scallions, cooked brown rice, chopped fresh spinach, dried cranberries, a shredded cheese blend of asiago, fontina and mozzarella, grated parmesan, the scooped out squash I reserved, cooked and diced chicken sausage that was flavored with roasted garlic and fontina, fresh parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.

After you stuff them place them back in the oven for around 20 minutes or until heated through. We enjoyed every bite!!

This is the view of my back yard, I guess we have a ton of raking to do this weekend, winter’s right around the corner!
Buon Appetito!

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  1. Made this for dinner tonight and can’t wait to dig in – I love winter squash! Here’s how mine turned out:

  2. I just made this and it was one of the best meals ever. Thanks for posting!

  3. Thank you thank you thank you! This recipe was WONDERFUL! Mine was not as beautiful as yours but it was dang delicious! It was a big dinner party night filled with friends wine and fantastic foods!

  4. That squash is so photogenic! Love the fallen leaves too.

  5. I just had some squash with pasta and was reflecting how much I adore this vegetable! Your stuffed squash is awesome and I will make one just like this as soon as possible! Yummy

  6. This looks like my ultimate comfort food, with all that flavorful cheese, cranberries, sausage, yum!

  7. Oh how I miss the leaves changing colors!

  8. These stuffed squashes with all the flavors is absolutely delightful. Wow. I am loving this!

  9. Leah, so glad you liked it, I’m going to try the dried cherries next time!

  10. I made this yesterday and it was delicious! I used dried cherries and some spicy chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s. Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes.

  11. I love the idea of dried cranberries and walnuts/pecans stuffed in the acorn squash. Maybe I’ll play around with ground lamb, sauteed onions, feta, spinach and a few other Mediterranean ingredients.

    My Mom used to put a little bit of butter and brown sugar in the scooped out well of the acorn squash. Even though there was no cinnamon or eggs or whatever it was slightly reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

  12. Your backyard looks so pretty with all the leaves down and the bright colors – love fall. And that stuffed squash – deelish! I love winter squash and how you made it into a main meal.

  13. This looks so tempting and good! Love your photos!

  14. Marie, this looks delicious and like the ultimate comfort food! I have to try the acorn squash but it’s 90° here so i’m not motivated to cook those warm, wintery dishes.

  15. Acorn is my favorite squash of the season. Your stuffing sounds totally delicious. Keep the fall goodies coming!

  16. I love acorn squash, but I’ve not stuffed it yet-but I’ve got to try your recipe! It looks delicious and your photo is wonderful.

  17. It is so good to cook in season and beautiful squashes are so plentiful now they are hard too resist! I like your stuffing combination!

    Hugs, Pat

  18. You know I’m going to make this… I’m going to start a new blog – “Cooking from Proud Italian Cook.” Your photos are truly beautiful – you should also do a spread on those. Meanwhile, I my (Italian)mother never made squash muchso I am Johnny-come-lately to squash cooking and it’s such fun!

  19. This looks sooooooooooo good. I have a post in my queue of a roasted acorn squash with rosemary that we ate last night. You’re not kidding about needing sharp knives. I’m definitely stuffing mine next time. It looks gorgeous.

  20. What a gorgeous stuffed squash. You are so right that it would be a perfect meal with a salad.

    Great photos Marie.

  21. You do the most gorgeous dishes, Marie!

  22. Yes, as the weather cools down, things must get stuffed hahaha…this looks deelish!

  23. This looks unbelievably delicious! I have my fork in hand but need a squash! Yum.

  24. I LOVE finding new stuffed squash recipes, especially ones that play on a sweet and savory theme! SO happy you posted this!

  25. This looks fantastic. I wish had some acorn squash now because I have all the other ingredients. Maybe Sunday dinner I’ll make this!

  26. This looks delicious, I have to try all the wonderful ing. you did. I love the acorn squash, this year I found a new favorite. The buttercup squash, it looks like the acorn but shorter and wider and much sweeter. Squash is good for you but you’ve made it good to look at too.

  27. I’ll just bet you enjoyed every bite. That looks amazing! Wish my boys would go for this, but I guess I just have to make it just for me!

  28. My favorite squash has to be the acorn. I love it, I find the flesh to have a lot more sustinance.
    I love the stuffing you used!!

  29. Oh my goodness it looks so YUMMY! I cannot wait to try it! I have to say I LOVE your blog. I have most of my friends hooked on it and we are often comparing meals we cooked from here. Thank you! 🙂

  30. oh my goodness this looks SOOOO delicious!! i cannot wait to try it! I just have to say I LOVE your blog. I have most of my friends hooked on it and we are always comparing our meals we cook from you 🙂 Thank you!!

  31. This looks so unbelievably delicious!! I’m going to make it with the squash I have sitting on my window sill!!

  32. Oh wow that squash looks so beautiful and equally delish! Haven’t tried stuffing one but now I’m inclined to do so, thanks for the inspiration.

  33. I love the shape of acorn squash too. I’ve only made it once…but I really like the idea of stuffing it. Thanks! 🙂

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