Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Flavorful cheesy stuffed squash with onions and peppers and breadcrumbs

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This squash recipe is one of our all time favorites! We love it as a nutrient-packed main dish or as a comfort food side. This cheesy flavorful filled acorn squash is a perfect substitute for mashed potatoes. It looks so pretty too! And the best part is that it is super easy and doesn’t take much prep time at all. 

You’ll need:

3 acorn squash

1 medium onion, chopped and sautéed 

1 green pepper, chopped and sautéed 

1 red or orange pepper, chopped and sautéed 

2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup fresh bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pepper

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds and discard.

Lay the flat sides onto a greased cookie sheet. Brush the shells of the squash halves with olive oil or spray with cooking spray.

Bake for 1 hour.

Remove from oven and let cool.

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Once they’re cooled, take a metal spoon and scoop out the cooked squash, being careful not to break the shell. Put the cooked squash into a medium mixing bowl.

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Now you have little bowls ready to fill!

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Next you’ll want to mix in all the rest of the ingredients into the cooked squash. Onions, peppers, cheese, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper – yum. I like to sautée the peppers and onions before adding them to the mixture to make sure they are tender at the end.

 

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Stir until everything is combined, then fill your shells with the mixture. Put them back in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash
Serves 6
Cheesy stuffed acorn squash with onions and peppers
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Ingredients
  1. 3 acorn squash
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped and sautéed
  3. 1 green pepper, chopped and sautéed
  4. 1 red pepper, chopped and sautéed
  5. 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  6. 1 cup breadcrumbs
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 1/2 tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds and discard.
  3. Lay the flat sides onto a greased cookie sheet. Brush the shells of the squash halves with olive oil or spray with cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. With a metal spoon, scrape squash from shell, being careful not to puncture the shell.
  7. Put in a medium mixing bowl.
  8. Add all other ingredients and stir until combined.
  9. Scoop mixture back into shells.
  10. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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