3 Acorn Squash Recipes You Need to Make This Fall

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Crunchy Acorn Squash Stuffing With Za'atar

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Acorn squash has a sweet, nutty flavor that matches well with sweet, savory, and spicy ingredients. It's always a favorite at the Thanksgiving table and makes an excellent side dish for weeknight dinners on cooler days. Whether you like its simple caramelized flavors when baked, grilled, or roasted, want to dig into hearty stuffed squash bowls, or prefer it pureed into soups, enjoy these acorn squash recipes all through fall and winter.

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    Sweet Grilled Acorn Squash With Walnuts

    Sweet Grilled Acorn Squash With Walnuts

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    Save room in your oven at holiday time by preparing this tasty acorn squash side dish on the grill. The squash halves cook slowly over indirect heat, taking on fantastic sweet and smoky flavor as they absorb the simply delicious butter and brown sugar glaze. A sprinkle of nutmeg enhances the natural nuttiness of the squash, and an easy topping of chopped walnuts adds the perfect crunch to every bite.

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    Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash With Cornbread Stuffing

    Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash With Cornbread Stuffing

    The Spruce/Victoria Heydt

    If you are expecting vegetarians at your Thanksgiving dinner, this gorgeous baked stuffed squash is a creative entree option. It looks plenty impressive, but is actually quite simple to prepare. Your guests are sure to appreciate its stunning autumn flavors of apple and celery, and the addition of boxed vegan cornbread stuffing mix takes it over the top. Serve on its own or topped with vegetarian gravy.

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    Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash With Beef and Tomatoes

    Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash With Beef and Tomatoes

    Diana Rattray

    Loaded up with savory, browned ground beef, acidic tomatoes, and vibrant bell pepper, with a sprinkle of cinnamon to heighten all the flavors, this baked stuffed squash is a surefire dinner winner. If you prefer a different protein over ground beef, you can customize this dish by swapping in sausage, chicken, or even shrimp.