16 Acorn Squash Recipes for Fall Dinners and Feasts (2024)

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Perhaps second only to butternut, acorn squash is one of the most popular (and readily available) winter squashes during the fall and winter season. If you haven't given it a try, it's well worth picking a few up. Softer and easier to prepare and cook than butternut, but with a sweet flavor that practically doesn't need seasoning, acorn squash has a few advantages over its butternut cousin. First, it cooks faster, and second, the skin, if roasted properly, is actually quite edible (as well as nutritious!). So you can skip the peeling and get straight to the enjoying. Here, our favorite recipes with acorn squash.

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Acorn Squash Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette

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When the weather starts to dip, light salads don't always feel like they're quite hearty enough. Here, we've paired slices of sweet, roasted acorn squash with baby kale and red onions and dressed the whole thing in a tahini lemon dressing that's bold enough to stand up to all these strong flavors.

Get the recipe for Acorn Squash Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette.

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Smashed Acorn Squash and Garlicky Walnut Crostini

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Roasted until it's impossibly sweet, acorn squash makes a tasty toast-topper for a party hors d'oeuvre or as the centerpiece of a snack dinner. Paired with blue cheese crumbles and some quick-fried sage leaves, this appetizer is sure to disappear quickly.

Get the recipe for Smashed Acorn Squash and Garlicky Walnut Crostini.

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Roasted Vegetable Mélange

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Acorn squash fits well into This feed-a-crowd side, which couldn't be easier to make.

Get the recipe for Roasted Vegetable Mélange.

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Sausage-and-Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed with the season's best ingredients — sausage, cranberries, and wild rice — these sweet and succulent acorn squash become the perfect vessels for dinner. They're delicious as an all-in-one weeknight dinner on their own, or served up alongside a seasonal fall salad.

Get the recipe for Sausage-and-Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash.

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Farro-and-Acorn Squash Salad

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This lasts-all-day grain salad is great for everything from packed lunch to picnics.

Get the recipe for Farro-and-Acorn Squash Salad.

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Roasted Squash with Butter and Sage

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With just three ingredients (all of them in the name), you can't get an easier Fall side dish.

Get the recipe for Roasted Squash with Butter and Sage.

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple-Bacon Drizzle

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You don't have to feel guilty about having a side of bacon when it's paired with veggies in this decadent dish.

Get the recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple-Bacon Drizzle.

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Chard and Feta-Stuffed Acorn Squash

This low-effort, high-reward recipe will be your new go-to fall meal.

Get the recipe for Chard and Feta-Stuffed Acorn Squash.

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Acorn Squash-and-Pear Purée with Glazed Almonds

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Kid food? Hardly. This sophisticated purée marries the citrusy flavor of Anjou pears with earthy, roasted acorn squash. Ground ginger provides an exotic twist, while toasted almonds deliver crunch.

Get the recipe for Acorn Squash-and-Pear Purée with Glazed Almonds.

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Roasted Beet-and-Squash Salad

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This Thanksgiving salad makes a fantastic side dish, but also works as a vegetarian main.

Get the recipe for Roasted Beet-and-Squash Salad.

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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Rutabaga and Pecans

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If there's a better way to use rutabaga, we don't know it.

Get the recipe for Acorn Squash Stuffed with Rutabaga and Pecans.

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Salmon with Honey-Roasted Acorn Squash

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To save time (and dishes) everything roasts on the same pan!

Get the recipe for Salmon with Honey-Roasted Acorn Squash.

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Honey Butter Roasted Acorn Squash with Burrata and Pomegranate

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Searching for an impressive holiday appetizer to serve your guests? Feast your eyes on this sweet and savory plate.

Get the recipe for Honey Butter Roasted Acorn Squash at Half Baked Harvest.

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Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Even meat eaters will enjoy this stuffed squash. It's filled with quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and two types of cheese.

Get the recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash at Cookie and Kate.

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Roasted Acorn Squash With Pesto, Feta and Pomegranate Seeds

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Although this dish is relatively simple, this blogger writes that "the flavor is out of this world!" You'll be in heaven after the very first bite.

Get the recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash With Pesto, Feta and Pomegranate Seeds at Recipe Runner.

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Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese Crema

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If you have any vegetarians coming to Thanksgiving dinner, this meal would be a great entrée option. They'll be so thankful you were considerate of their diet and gave them an inventive dish.

Get the recipe for Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese Crema at Ambitious Kitchen.

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