17 Acorn Squash Recipes to Try This Fall

If you’ve ever seen an oddly shaped green ball in the produce aisle come fall and winter and wonder what is that… it’s probably acorn squash. When cut into, the yellow-orange flesh is revealed. It’s buttery, slightly sweet and loaded with health benefits. Acorn squash is rich in vitamin A, niacin, vitamin B-6, potassium, magnesium and so much more. Up your veggie game this fall and try one of these 17 acorn squash recipes.

Acorn Squash Mashed Potatoes

“Give a fall-inspired twist to an old favorite with Acorn Squash Mashed Potatoes. Nutty acorn squash and buttery Yukon gold potatoes are mashed to creamy perfection. The result is a festive, flavorful side dish everyone will love.” – Cheryl

Oven Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash

“Oven Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash is an easy five ingredient side dish that is seasoned with garlic and roasted to a golden brown with savory Parmesan cheese.” – Susanne

Acorn Squash Soup With Turmeric

“Acorn Squash Soup with Turmeric will warm your bones this winter. It’s so creamy and delicious that you won’t realize how healthy it is. Full of veggies and made dairy free with coconut milk. {paleo, whole30, dairy free, gluten free, vegan}.” – Karen

Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Acorn Squash

“Acorn squash easy-baked with a brown sugar and mustard glaze. Simple, tasty and nutritious. This recipe just screams autumn! ” – Emily

Lasagna Stuffed Acorn Squash

“Stuffed acorn squash is filled with ground beef, a simple and savory sauce, and three kinds of cheese. It’s everything you love about a classic homemade lasagna, but in a healthy gluten free dinner recipe that’s ready in about 30 minutes.” – Brianne

Slow Cooker Rosemary Acorn Squash

“Acorn squash are no longer difficult to prepare with this no-fuss slow cooker method. Rosemary and balsamic vinegar jazz up the flavor to create a spectacular side dish.” – Jenna

Roasted Acorn Squash With Baked Eggs

“Roasted Acorn Squash with Baked Eggs is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or anytime of the day!” – Sara

Soft Acorn Squash Molasses Cookies

“Yes. They have Sugar AND Molasses. Yes. These cookies have butter. And they were sooooo good! I couldn’t stop eating them! Neither could my kids! They were so soft and pillowy!” – Kristen

Sheet Pan Sticky Pomegranate Chicken and Honey Roasted Squash

“Seeing that I’ve made this dish four times in the course of one week, I feel as if I’ve somewhat perfected it. The best part… I figured out how to make it all on just ONE sheet pan!” – Tieghan

Taco Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

“This taco stuffed acorn squash recipe makes an easy low carb meal prep lunch or dinner that will shake you out of your meal prep rut! Simple to prep and delicious to eat!” – Denise

Acorn Squash, Kale and Barley Soup (Vegan)

“The sautéed cubes of acorn squash are paired with pieces of emerald green kale and chewy grains of barley, all bathed in a bold, rich, golden broth. If you ever wanted to capture the beauty of the season and put it in a bowl, this soup would be it. It looks like fall, smells like fall, and tastes like I imagine fall would taste.” – Linda

Easy Creamy One Pot Acorn Squash Risotto

“This creamy acorn squash risotto is a foolproof, easy dinner that is packed full of flavor. All you need is one pot to make this creamy risotto recipe.” – Sandi

Roasted Acorn Squash With Spiced Yogurt Sauce

“This roasted acorn squash is served with a spiced yogurt sauce that you’re going to find absolutely irresistible! It’s a great way to switch up things from plain ol’ acorn squash!” – Rachel

The Best Roasted Acorn Squash With Life-Changing Maple Butter

“This is the best roasted acorn squash recipe with a super easy and life-changing maple butter (It’s that good!). It’s the easiest and simplest way to bake acorn squash in the oven, with a deepness and richness from sweet, real maple syrup and butter that simply can’t be beat.” – Cheryl

Creamy Acorn Squash Sweet Potato Soup

“This squash sweet potato soup makes for the perfect bowl of soup to cozy up to on a cooler day! Made with in season acorn squash and sweet potatoes savoury spices and finished with some cream, enjoyed with some fresh cut bread, croutons, or snuggled up under a cozy blanket.” – Tanya

Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

“This chicken and mushroom stuffed acorn squash is the perfect fall recipe to warm your tummy.” – Allison

Acorn Squash Apple Baked Oatmeal

“Acorn squash in my oatmeal? Yup, that sweet nutty flavor is warming and delicious in oatmeal and a great way to add loads of nutrients into your breakfast to start your day!” – Erin