Rating: 4.5 stars
155 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

Very easy acorn squash with stuffing, that even the kids like, when you want to do something with it besides just butter and brown sugar!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 to 4 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place squash, face up, in a shallow baking dish. In each half place 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 cup stuffing mix, 3/4 cup chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Wrap each half tightly with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until squash is very tender.

Nutrition Facts

1230 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 216.2g; fat 30.6g; cholesterol 66.8mg; sodium 4671.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (160)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2002
Very yummy recipe - even my picky husband liked it! I did make some changes, though. I eliminated the butter and brown sugar altogether, and I mixed the stuffing ingredients in a separate bowl before adding them to the squash. For extra savory flavor, I added a little bit of feta cheese. I took the foil off about halfway through the baking. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2012
I did mine using butter garlic mushrooms & diced potatoes. My family loved it and they want more. Read More
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155 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2002
Very yummy recipe - even my picky husband liked it! I did make some changes, though. I eliminated the butter and brown sugar altogether, and I mixed the stuffing ingredients in a separate bowl before adding them to the squash. For extra savory flavor, I added a little bit of feta cheese. I took the foil off about halfway through the baking. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(79)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
We had this at my son's house and loved it. He added Jimmy Dean sausage, pecans, and sauted onions and celery. There was enough stuffing for four squash halves. Very delicious! Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
Outstanding recipe! I made my own stuffing using celery, onions, garlic powder, onion powder, sage, 1 can of chicken broth plus 1 cup of hot water, and sauted everything for about 20 minutes, then poured everything over a 7.5 ounce of bread cubes and mixed well. I put about 2 heaping cups of stuffing in and on top of each squash half, after buttering and adding 2 tbs. dark brown sugar. I baked for 70 minutes at 400F foil covered, then 15 minutes at 400 uncovered Thanks for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
I added some chopped onion instead of the onion powder. I used Stove Top for the stuffing. I took the foil off for the last 5-10 min. We liked it and will make it again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Ok, I admit, I cheated big time with this but the end result was so good anyway! We feel that acorn squash is pretty sweet on it's own so I skipped the brown sugar. Here's where the cheating part comes in. I simply cooked the two halves of squash in the microwave, made Stove Top stuffing, added in some browned sausage to make it more of a complete meal, stuffed the squash and placed it in the oven for twenty minutes. Delicious Weavre and thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2006
This was so easy that i let my 6 year old make them for dinner. I got all the ingredients out for her and she followed the recipe to a T. They had a great taste. The only thing i would do differently is maybe poke some holes in the flesh with a toothpick the filling was very good but the way you pour it all in the sweetness only effected the very bottom of the squash. I would also mix the stuffing and the chicken stock together before filling them, this way all the stuffing is made, some of the top was completely dry. I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
We have been loving this recipe! We did bake it without the foil for the last half as we like a crunchy top. Will make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2006
Yum! I haven't had acorn squash since childhood and I didn't like it then! I thought I'd try it again - I left out the butter and brown sugar since I didn't think they would pair well with the stuffing. Like others I mixed the stuffing mix and other ingredients in a bowl prior to filling the squash halves. The squash was tender and perfect after 45 minutes. I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
I made this tonight and it was a huge hit. I didn't have chicken broth so I used homeade vegeable broth. I also scored the squash as another reviewer suggested and rubbed the inside of the squash with a bit of brown sugar (my family has a sweet tooth). Also taking another reviewer's suggestions, I mised all the ingredients in a bowl (sugar and the butter that I melted) and then put it in the squash. I didn't have the garlic powder (we go through it a lot and I just happened to be out) and forgot about the onion powder. It was great without these things. Thanks so much for this recipe. It will be used again and again. Oh and I was cooking a brisket and had to hold these in the oven for about 80 minutes and they were fall apart tender. Wouldn't change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2012
I did mine using butter garlic mushrooms & diced potatoes. My family loved it and they want more. Read More
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