Flavorful cheesy stuffed squash with onions and peppers and breadcrumbs
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.
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.
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.
Now you have little bowls ready to fill!
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.
Stir until everything is combined, then fill your shells with the mixture. Put them back in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
- 3 acorn squash
- 1 medium onion, chopped and sautéed
- 1 green pepper, chopped and sautéed
- 1 red pepper, chopped and sautéed
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 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.
- With a metal spoon, scrape squash from shell, being careful not to puncture the shell.
- Put in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add all other ingredients and stir until combined.
- Scoop mixture back into shells.
- Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.