New this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Nana's Holiday Acorn Squash


"Nana used to make this recipe every important holiday. It's quick and easy and tastes SO good!"
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 5 m servings 1279 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


Sort stores by

These nearby stores have ingredients on sale!
Find the closest stores
(uses your location)

May we suggest



{{model.addEditText}} Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir cinnamon and brown sugar through the melted butter; remove from heat and stir crushed saltine crackers into the butter until moistened.
  3. Pour enough water into a baking dish to be about 1 inch deep. Lay the acorn squash into the water with the rounded sides down. Fill the cavity of the squash with the saltine cracker mixture.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the squash is easy to pierce with a fork, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1279 calories; 96.3 g fat; 107.1 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; 244 mg cholesterol; 1059 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Similar: RecipesVideosCategoriesArticles

Similar: {{title}} recipes videos categories articles


Read all reviews 4
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Loved this simple way to prepare acorn squash. I wondered what the crush saltines would do texture-wise to this dish. It baked up crunchy, chewy, sweet, salty and delicious. Due to a time cru...

Exactly what I wanted! I made it twice, the second time I increased the amount of saltines and I also added walnut pieces. Delicious. Thanks!

It was good. I think next time I will reduce the butter. It seem at little much. I will make this again.

Great recipe. Still continue to make this when squash is in season (updated). it's been a few years and this recipe is still a favourite