Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed acorn squash recipe

I love acorn squash, but for years I ate it the same way... baked with butter, salt, and brown sugar. I never really got creative with it until my husband and I was vegan for 9 months, and grew tired of it being made in the same fashion. So to sum up what could be a long story, I came up with a few great recipes for acorn squash that I am going to share with you all. Starting with my favorite stuffed acorn squash! It is both savory and sweet, and will leave you full!




  • 1 Acorn squash
  • 1/2 cup white mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onions, chopped small
  • 1//4 cup orange bell pepper, chopped small
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1-1/2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice, or your favorite long grain rice
  • salt to taste
  • pinch on cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
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  • Cut acorn squash in halves, and remove seeds and membrane with a spoon.
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  • In a baking dish (like my favorite one here that I've had since college lol) add 1/2 tbsp butter, and place in acorn squash cut side down.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, In a medium pot, add water and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Add in rice, and cook according to rice directions.
  • In a deep pan add in 1 tbsp butter on medium heat.
how to make stuffed sqash
  • Add in onions, mushrooms, jalapenos and bell pepper, and cook for 3 minutes until the mushrooms have sweated out and the onions and peppers are translucent.
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  • Reduce heat to low and add in the cooked rice, and season with salt and cayenne pepper.
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  • Add 1 tsp brown sugar to each acorn halves, then pack in the rice and veggie mix.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp brown sugar evenly over each acorn halves, and bake in the oven for an additional 20 minutes.
how to make stuffed acorn squash
  • Let stuffed squash cool for at least 3 minutes before serving.

As always, give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!