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Cheesy Acorn Squash Recipe
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Cheesy Acorn Squash
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  • READY IN 55 mins

Cheesy Acorn Squash

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"Very tasty squash! Goes best with beef or ham."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place squash cut side down in a glass dish. Cook in microwave for 20 minutes on HIGH, until almost tender.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add celery and onion; saute until transparent. Stir in mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and parsley. Divide mixture in half, spoon into the squash and cover.
  4. Cook 15 minutes in the preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and put back in the oven until the cheese bubbles.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 22, 2008

Add my husband to the bunch who hate squash but liked this. I guess the appeal for them must be that the squash is kind of "diluted" or tamed by the other vegetables. Whatever the reason, we both enjoyed this a lot. No changes other than to add a little minced garlic to the sauteed vegetables, and it was fine as is. Sometimes simple flavors are nice in their own right without a lot of additional herbs and spices.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 23, 2002

I thought this was bland and rather fattening. My husband thought that there were way to many onions. Not very flavorFULL!

Sep 27, 2005

Oh my, oh WOW, and HOLY COW! Made this last night, and my BF ate an ENTIRE SQUASH!!! He loved it so much he didn't hardly touch the main dish, which was one of his faves. Omitted the butter, started with 4 slices thichk cut bacon (cut into pieces) and sauteed veggies in the grease, used a little less onion and a little more mushrooms, and added a bit more salt. As another reviewer noted, had MORE than enough filling, but I just heaped 'er in!!:) This was a fantastic recipe!!!

Oct 28, 2007

Delicious. Go heavy on the celery and mushrooms so that you get some in every bite. **update- I made this again with sauteed apples and onions as a filling (with the cheese) instead of celery and mushrooms... so good, and actually pretty filling!

Feb 05, 2008

Added a clove of garlic to the saute, and put on panko bread crumbs on top of the cheese. Yum!

Nov 13, 2005

This was delicious, and pretty simple to make!! I used deicata and a deicata/acorn hybrid since that was what we had, and I added bread crumbs on top (before the cheese), and it turned out great. A LOT of flavors. Also, we dont have a microwave, so I just baked the squash at 375 for a half hour. It was our main dish, since we dont eat meat, and it was very filling. I will be making this again.

Dec 23, 2002

Absolutely Wonderful! What a nice change from the usual brown sugar ect. method. I did find that I could have filled 2 squash (4 halves) with the "stuffing" mixture. I've already passed the recipe on. A definate keeper!

Dec 01, 2003

I'm trying to eat healthier & stay away from sugar so I thought this looked interesting from the usual brown sugar recipes. I used olive oil instead of butter, also sauteed some garlic & used dried parsley, as that's what I had in the house. You can adjust the amount of celery & onion to your taste.


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  • Calories
  • 413 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 27.2 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 10.2 g
  • 41%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 504 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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