Stuffed Baked Acorn Squash

I recently bought and tried acorn squash and have to say I absolutely love them, they are great as a substitute for a jacket potato too on a Original day. They are kind of similar to butternut squash, but are more fibrous and have a slightly nutty flavour I thought.

I forgot to take a pic of the squash in it’s uncooked  form, but will remember to do so next time.

Serves 2

suitable on all plans and of course FREE


1 acorn squash


Frylight or Pam spray



Preheat oven to 200c of 400f

Cut the acorn squash in half, removed seeds and sprinkle with a little salt.

Spray a baking tray with Frylight or Pam spray and place squash flesh side down.

Bake in oven till flesh is softened and caramelised.

I am not sure if the skin is edible, I never ate mine anyway just to be on the safe side.

Once the flesh is caramelised and softened you can then turn them round and fill the slight dip with any filling you like. I filled mine with beef and six bean chilli – recipe for that is here (which won’t be suitable on a original day of course because of the beans, but you can pretty much use any filling you like.

I then topped with a HEa of cheese (I used a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella and reduced heat of oven to about 180c of 350f and place bake in the oven till cheese was melted and garnishd with some fresh coriander.

It was really yummy!!

  • i love squash, I’ll try any of them, the crown prince one is nice too, I have a tefal machine that gives a roasted or fried effect to food with very little fat, (like syn free chips and roast spuds etc) I have put squash in there, with no skin, and it was great.

    They are hard to peel with a normal peeler so I used a titanium peeler, one I bought from the ideal home show, and its very effective, you just use gentle strokes.

  • I love squash, the crown prince is a nice one too. to peel them you can use a tianium peeler like the ones that they display in department stores, or look on the web/ideal home show, mine is called a Turbo. it makes light work of hard skins like on these.

    I have a tefal machne that gives a roasted effect, like roast spuds and ssyn free chips with very little oil, squash is nice done in there too.

  • Anonymous

    I dont bother peeling the squash before baking them, I just cut in half and bake skin down, then add my filling before returning to the oven.