Okay guys and gals — get excited.
Are you excited? I’m excited. Here’s why:
As we’ve really been getting some great fall weather, I was inspired this weekend to try out a very fall inspired dish – savory acorn squash. And not that I’m trying to toot my own horn or anything, but believe me when I say…..IT WAS AMAZING. It was also pretty simple, which you know always makes me happy. I knew I wanted to make something savory, but I’ve never done a stuffed acorn squash before, so I hunted around on Pinterest and decided to use this recipe as a starting point from Flavor RD. This was the first time I’ve stumbled across her blog and it looks like there are tons of great recipes on there so be sure to check it out!
I made some changes to the original recipe including cook times, spices used, and changed some ingredient quantities. Here’s how I did it:
Now, you may find (like I did) that you have more filling than will fit in all your squash. This is actually a good thing, because when I eat this I like each and every bite to have both the squash and the filling. So I just kept the filling on hand to “refill” the squash boat as needed so that each bite had all that incredible sweet and savory flavor.
Nutrition Tidbit: If you’ve never had acorn squash before, I really encourage you to give it a try. It’s a very flavorful squash (similar to butternut), and is on the sweeter side. In addition to being delicious, acorn squash is loaded with fiber. 1 cup of the stuff will get you 9 grams of fiber, packed in only 115 calories. It will also give you almost 900 mg of potassium (over twice what you’ll find in a medium sized banana) and close to 2 mg of iron. Acorn squash also gives you close to 20% of your vitamin A and close to 40% of your recommended vitamin C for the day. I mean, what more can you ask for?
If you’re interested in trying out some other squash dishes, be sure to check out this delicious Spaghetti Squash Casserole, which is basically a low carb, high protein version of baked spaghetti, as well as this easy and hearty Butternut Squash Soup.
So what do you guys think? Will you try this recipe out? If you do end up making it I’d love to hear what you think, so please stop back and leave a comment
What’s your favorite way to eat squash?
Mine would probably be a toss up between this stuffed squash, and butternut squash baked fries.