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Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Stuffed Acorn Squash

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"Very easy acorn squash with stuffing, that even the kids like, when you want to do something with it besides just butter and brown sugar!"

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Original recipe makes 2 to 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place squash, face up, in a shallow baking dish. In each half place 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup stuffing mix, 3/4 cup chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Wrap each half tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until squash is very tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 02, 2002

Very yummy recipe - even my picky husband liked it! I did make some changes, though. I eliminated the butter and brown sugar altogether, and I mixed the stuffing ingredients in a separate bowl before adding them to the squash. For extra savory flavor, I added a little bit of feta cheese. I took the foil off about halfway through the baking. I will definitely make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2012

I did mine using butter, garlic, mushrooms & diced potatoes. My family loved it and they want more.

Dec 17, 2006

We had this at my son's house and loved it. He added Jimmy Dean sausage, pecans, and sauted onions and celery. There was enough stuffing for four squash halves. Very delicious!

Dec 12, 2003

I added some chopped onion instead of the onion powder. I used Stove Top for the stuffing. I took the foil off for the last 5-10 min. We liked it and will make it again! Thanks!

Jul 12, 2007

Outstanding recipe! I made my own stuffing using celery, onions, garlic powder, onion powder, sage, 1 can of chicken broth plus 1 cup of hot water, and sauted everything for about 20 minutes, then poured everything over a 7.5 ounce of bread cubes and mixed well. I put about 2 heaping cups of stuffing in and on top of each squash half, after buttering and adding 2 tbs. dark brown sugar. I baked for 70 minutes at 400F foil covered, then 15 minutes at 400 uncovered Thanks for this recipe.

Feb 19, 2006

This was so easy that i let my 6 year old make them for dinner. I got all the ingredients out for her and she followed the recipe to a T. They had a great taste. The only thing i would do differently is maybe poke some holes in the flesh with a toothpick the filling was very good but the way you pour it all in the sweetness only effected the very bottom of the squash. I would also mix the stuffing and the chicken stock together before filling them, this way all the stuffing is made, some of the top was completely dry. I will make this again!

Nov 17, 2010

Ok, I admit, I cheated big time with this but the end result was so good anyway! We feel that acorn squash is pretty sweet on it's own so I skipped the brown sugar. Here's where the cheating part comes in. I simply cooked the two halves of squash in the microwave, made Stove Top stuffing, added in some browned sausage to make it more of a complete meal, stuffed the squash and placed it in the oven for twenty minutes. Delicious Weavre and thank you so much!

Aug 12, 2007

We have been loving this recipe! We did bake it without the foil for the last half as we like a crunchy top. Will make again and again!


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  • Calories
  • 1230 kcal
  • 61%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 216.2 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 30.6 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 17.4 g
  • 70%
  • Protein
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 4671 mg
  • 187%

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

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