10 Stuffed Winter Squash Recipes

Stuffed Butternut Squash on a white plate
Photo: Mackenzie Schieck

Winter squash is too versatile to limit to soup. Instead, stuff your favorite gourds — acorn squash, butternut, delicata, kabocha — for dinners you'll keep on rotation all season. Fill them with grains or ground meat, dried fruit or vegetables, nuts or cheese. Sweet or savory, winter squash makes a welcome dinner on weeknights and holidays alike. These recipes feature 10 of our favorite stuffed squash combinations.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

two halves of stuffed acorn squash

Bread stuffing isn't just for Thanksgiving. Use it to fill acorn squash (along with butter, chicken broth, and seasoning) in this recipe that takes just 10 minutes to prep.

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Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed Delicata Squash on a green plate
Linda T

Salty bacon and creamy, tangy goat cheese complement the sweetness of diced apples and delicata squash halves. A pinch of cinnamon and fresh rosemary add an earthy flavor.

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Keto Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Blue Cheese

Keto Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Blue Cheese on a white plate
France C

Low-carb diet or not, this stuffed spaghetti squash recipe makes a decadent dinner thanks to sour cream, bacon, and blue cheese. "I like to double the blue cheese, especially when using a milder variety," recipe submitter says France C.

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Curried Stuffed Acorn Squash

acorn squash stuffed with curried rice and vegetables and topped with feta cheese
Chez Artica

Curry powder and red curry paste coat brown rice, bell pepper, daikon radish, celery, collard greens, and walnuts. Top the stuffed squash with feta cheese for a full-flavored vegetarian dish.

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Stuffed Butternut Squash

Stuffed Butternut Squash on a white plate
Mackenzie Schieck

No bacon, ground meat, or cheese here. Brussels sprouts, garbanzo beans, basmati rice, and julienned carrot slices team up in this vegan stuffing. Tamari and turmeric give it a kick.

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Farro Stuffing

two plates of roasted acorn squash halves with farro stuffing
Allrecipes Magazine

Nutty farro, pecans, meaty mushrooms, and cranberries make this stuffed squash worthy of special occasions and special dinner guests. "My daughter is vegetarian so I'm always looking at vegetarian or vegan dishes to make when she comes home for a few days," Hermelinda Hoelscher says. "This is a winner!"

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Shrimp Stuffed Delicata Squash

delicata squash stuffed with shrimp and vegetables
Cassidy Jo

Curry powder warms up this recipe's mild stuffing of shrimp, peas, corn, spinach, and bell pepper. If you want more heat, take a cue from reviewer Amelia: "I added diced green and red chili pepper for an extra zing!"

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Baked Stuffed Winter Squash

stuffed kabocha squash
Colleen Seal

This recipe works with any winter squash, including buttercup squash and kabocha. Bread crumbs, raisins, pecans, and sweet Italian sausage come together in a hearty stuffing. A lot of home cooks top it with cheese. You can't go wrong with Parmesan.

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Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash on a red plate

For a sweet take on stuffed winter squash, fill acorn squash halves with golden raisins and chopped Granny Smith apples, which hold their shape well when cooked. Shredded Cheddar tops it off.

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Spaghetti Squash Casserole in the Shell

two halves of stuffed spaghetti squash
Buckwheat Queen

If you're a fan of recipes like spaghetti squash in bolognese sauce, you'll find a new favorite in our tomatoey Spaghetti Squash Casserole in the Shell.

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