Learn how to cut an acorn squash and enjoy these 10 delicious acorn squash recipes!
Acorn squash is a versatile, mild squash that can be substituted for both pumpkin and butternut squash in recipes. It can be used in anything from savory side dishes to sweet desserts. Besides all of the dishes you can make with the squash, you can also roast the seeds much like you would with pumpkin seeds. I’ve included recipes ranging from stuffed acorn squash to acorn squash sweet bread to acorn squash hummus. If you are new to cooking with acorn squash, I’ve also included tips on how to cut an acorn squash.
How to Cut an Acorn Squash
Cut the top and bottom off the acorn squash. Place the squash on a cutting board. Follow the ridges and cut the squash into wedges.
Once you have cut the squash into wedges, use a serrated knife to remove the seeds. Save the seeds! You can roast acorn squash seeds, just like you do pumpkin seeds.
Use a Vegetable Peeler to remove the skin from each acorn squash wedge.
Cut the squash up into the desired size pieces.
You can watch the video below to see how to cut an acorn squash.
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10 Acorn Squash Recipes
Roasted Acorn Squash with Rosemary – This savory roasted acorn squash makes the perfect side dish to complement poultry or pork.
Orange-Cinnamon Pork Roast with Acorn Squash Recipe – With orange juice and spices for seasoning, this pork roast with acorn squash is the perfect fall meal.
Maple Roasted Acorn Squash with Apples and Pecans – Acorn squash pairs well with sweeter flavors like the maple and apples in this roasted acorn squash recipe from Eat Healthy Eat Happy. It would make a great Thanksgiving side dish.
Acorn Squash Hummus – Who would have thought you can make acorn squash hummus? This recipe from Stacey Homemaker looks light and delicious
Easy Acorn Squash Sweet Bread – Since acorn squash tastes similar to pumpkin, it is great in baked goods like this sweet bread from A Spark of Genius.
Slow Cooker Winter Squash Beef Stew – This beef stew with acorn squash from Will Cook for Smiles looks like
Red Quinoa, Acorn Squash, and Pork Bowls – These quinoa bowls are a great way to use up leftovers and add some acorn squash to your lunch menu.
Pasta with Acorn Squash and Bacon – Mixing acorn squash with pasta and bacon is sure to get even the most skeptical eaters on board!
Stuffed Acorn Squash – A savory chicken and rice stuffing makes these delicious stuffed squash a full meal by themselves.
Don’t forget to save the seeds from your acorn squash! You can roast them just like you roast pumpkin seeds.
How to Roast Acorn Squash Seeds – Roasted acorn squash seeds are a quick and easy snack you can make with leftover acorn squash seeds.