Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Acorn Squash
Over Pasta. Purée roasted or steamed acorn squash and use it as a sauce over pasta or with meats.
As Pasta. Mix thinly-sliced squash strips with whole wheat noodles and cook according to the spaghetti package. This is an easy addition of vitamins and minerals!
As Dessert. Heat half a peach, half an apple, honey, nutmeg, and a ¼ teaspoon of butter in a frying pan on low heat until apples and peaches are tender. Microwave a hollowed out portion of squash until tender. Fill with apple mixture and enjoy!
Steamed. Thinly slice acorn squash, then add a little cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg and either steam or microwave for a low-calorie side dish anytime!
Soup. Make a delicious cream of acorn squash soup and then, for a festive presentation, bring it to the table served inside hollowed-out squash halves.
Roasted. Cube acorn squash and add to other veggies like parsnips, carrots, potatoes, and onions. Coat lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and then pop the pan in the oven until the veggies are cooked. This delicious side dish is a great accompaniment to many meats and tastes great on its own.
Vegetarian Main Dish. Whether going meatless is an occasion or a lifestyle for you, this is the perfect dish to fill you up and keep you satisfied. Try it: Corn & Beans w/ Acorn Squash
Stuffed. Cut an acorn squash in half and remove the seeds, then stuff it with your favorite meatloaf mix recipe, or try our Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Toasted Seed Snack. Acorn squash seeds can be toasted in the oven and eaten just like pumpkin seeds. A delicious snack … anytime.
A Sweet Presentation. Cut an acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Sprinkle with cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg and sugar. Add a pat of butter to each half and roast until tender. A beautiful presentation when entertaining guests!