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 itâ€™s uncooked form, but will remember to do so next time.
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 â€“ recipe for that is here (which wonâ€™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!!