Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe With Cornbread Stuffing

Stuffed acorn squash
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  • Total: 62 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 52 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings

Vegetarian stuffed acorn squash is easy to prepare yet makes an elegant entree for a vegetarian Thanksgiving or any special meal. This recipe is both vegetarian and vegan. Serve topped with a vegetarian gravy if desired. Scroll down for more vegetarian stuffed squash recipes.


  • 3 acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons margarine (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (minced)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 2 apples (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 package store-bought vegan cornbread stuffing mix

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Slice each acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Brush the squash with the softened margarine and set aside.

  3. In a large skillet, saute the onion, celery, and apple in the olive oil for 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat and add the maple syrup, raisins, herbs, salt and pepper and stir to combine.

  5. In a large bowl, mix together the stuffing mix with the onion, celery and apple mixture until well combined. Spoon this mix into each squash half.

  6. Cover each squash with foil and bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until squash is soft.

  7. Serve with vegetarian gravy if desired and enjoy!