There was a time when I had no idea what acorn squash was, but now it’s something I enjoy each year throughout fall and winter. I’ve made a number of my own acorn squash recipes but I am always on the lookout for more. I know you might think of it as a fall vegetable, but it’s still quite definitely in season so there are plenty more chances to get some to enjoy. Whether you are already a fan, or need something to try to persuade you, take a look at this delicious collection and try some acorn squash yourself!
Acorn squash appetizers and salads
This soup has been really popular since I first posted it, and I can understand why. It’s incredibly easy to make, since you just roast, blend and serve, but it’s a tasty, comforting bowl with a lovely slight sweetness cutting through the savory squash.
The more often I have crostini, the more I get excited to try new toppings, and this tasty combination from Girl Heart Food looks like one I need to try!
I love the idea of the contrasting soft squash and crisp prosciutto in this salad from The Kittchen. I can imagine it would be great both as a side and a light lunch.
I love the vibrant color of this soup from Salt and Lavender. Root vegetables make such tasty soups, and I can imagine this is a delicious combination.
This salad from Avocado Pesto is a colorful and flavorful combination that would make a great lunch.
This salad is packed with vegetables and with the wild rice base, it’s also hearty enough to make a full meal. Great served both warm and cold.
Acorn squash main dishes
You might have seen me say before that we’re curry fans, and when combined with acorn squash I’m so looking forward to trying this creative, comforting dish from Meg is Well.
These little balls of gently savory goodness are a firm favorite in our house. My eldest has a bit of a gnocchi obsession to start with, and I love the flavor in these. They’re delicious served simply with browned butter, or incorporate them into my gnocchi with pork and fennel.
One of great things about acorn squash is it makes a perfect vessel to stuff with all kinds of tasty ingredients, and this recipe from The Rising Spoon sounds like such a comforting, flavorful combination.
Risotto is such a comforting dish on a cold day, and squash is a great addition. I love the idea of acorn squash in this version form Fearless Dining.
Yes, stuffing is a common way to go with acorn squash (and there are more versions to come), but it’s because it works so well! It’s not just for meat-eaters, either – this lentil stuffed version from Innocent Delight makes a great vegetarian main.
I love the Indian spicing in this stuffed squash from Beyond Mere Sustenance that would be another great vegetarian main.
Acorn squash side dishes
If you’re looking for a decadent side, this one from The Seasoned Mom is sure to do the trick. The savory flavor of acorn squash works well with a little sweetness, and nuts are a natural pairing as well.
This side dish is a tasty combination of lots of seasonal flavors. There’s plenty of roast veg, some crunchy nuts and sweet little bursts of pomegranate. It’s the sort of vegan dish that’s perfect for a festive meal, or just any time you want something a little different.
Roasting and squash go together so well, and a little sweet can also be great in the mix (like my maple roasted buttercup squash). I love the little kick of heat in this recipe from Food Fidelity.
Acorn squash for breakfast!
What about squash for breakfast? Since pumpkin can be used in just about anything, there’s really no reason why squash can’t be the same, so I’m really intrigued by this recipe from Snacking in Sneakers.
Putting a breakfast spin on the stuffed acorn squash theme, this recipe from Hungry Hubby looks hearty and flavorful.
So the next time you think you don’t have any acorn squash recipes to use up your CSA, try one of these tasty options. And never again will you think it’s boring!
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