7 Recipes Featuring Acorn Squash as the Star Ingredient

Bulgur-Stuffed Acorn Squash

The weather's starting to cool down, which means winter squash season is upon us! Shaped like an acorn (hence, the name), acorn squash is about to become your favorite vegetable of the season. Our Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen-approved recipes feature roasted acorn squash, stuffed acorn squash, and even acorn squash soup.

01 of 07

Bulgur-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Bulgur-Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash
Blaine Moats

If zucchini boats are a summer dining staple for you, stuffed acorn squash is about to be your fall go-to. Here, the winter squash gets a healthy boost with whole-grain bulgur, which is packed with protein, fiber, and vitamin B.

02 of 07

Coconut Acorn Squash and Carrot Soup

Coconut Acorn Squash & Carrot Soup

Tender-roasted acorn squash meets creamy coconut milk in this blended soup recipe. Don't toss the seeds! Roast your squash seeds in the oven to top your bowl of soup (or to munch on later as a snack).

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03 of 07

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

For a simple baked acorn squash recipe, you've got to try this five-ingredient recipe. Maple-roasted with a hint of cinnamon, it's an easy way to add a touch of fall to any meal. Add some orange zest for a bit of brightness.

04 of 07

Roasted Acorn Squash and Beet Salad

Roasted Acorn Squash Beet Salad
Con Poulos

Root veggies like beets take on a much deeper flavor when roasted to perfection. When served with roasted acorn squash over mixed greens, this is one unforgettable salad. Bonus: this is an easy make-ahead recipe, so all you'll have to do is throw on the dressing come dinnertime.

05 of 07

Gluten-Free Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Cranberries and Pancetta


This gluten-free stuffed acorn squash recipe is like all your favorite dishes of Thanksgiving combined into one tasty dish. Fresh herbs, cranberries, and chewy rice really layer on the fall flavors.

06 of 07

Acorn Squash with Bacon-Chive Crumbs

Acorn Squash with Bacon-Chive Crumbs
Andy Lyons

Bacon-chive crumbs?! Now that's the kind of topping that will set your Thanksgiving sides apart from the rest. For this acorn squash recipe, slices are cooked in your slow cooker, meaning more oven room for pumpkin pies and roast turkey.

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07 of 07

Warm Indian-Spiced Acorn Squash Salad

Warm Indian-Spiced Acorn Squash Salad
Classic fall ingredients meet Indian spices in this vibrant, delicious Thanksgiving salad recipe.

If you haven't been stocking garam masala (a fragrant Indian spice blend of cinnamon, cumin, pepper, and more) in your pantry, you should definitely start now. Jeweled with pomegranate seeds, you'll want to make this warm-spiced acorn squash recipe all season long.

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