Mexican-Inspired Stuffed Acorn Squash


This stuffed acorn squash is a hearty vegetarian meal that is especially tasty on a chilly fall evening. It is easy to prepare extra and save since this recipe is also great the next day. Feel free to experiment with different beans and veggies to find your favorite combination!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 squash halves


  • 2 (1 pound) acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or to taste

  • 1 medium white onion, diced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Fill a baking pan with 1/2 inch of water.

  2. Place squash halves, cut-sides down, in the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

  4. While squash is baking, heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat; stir in onion and bell pepper. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in beans, tomatoes, and frozen corn.

  5. Remove squash from the oven. Carefully turn each half over, fill with bean and veggie mixture, and top with shredded cheese.

  6. Return to the oven and bake until cheese is bubbling and squash is tender, about 20 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

398 Calories
13g Fat
61g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 398
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 777mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 67mg 336%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1536mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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