Acorn Squash Side Dish Recipes

Acorn squash, sweet, savory, stuffed, or mashed, is an impressive fall side dish. Browse 30+ recipes for acorn squash, rated and reviewed by cooks like you.

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Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.52 stars
Sweet and buttery squash--this is quick and easy, and my family loves it.

These 13 Acorn Squash Side Dishes Are Perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner

This special collection of seasonal acorn squash side dish recipes features everything from simple but satisfying Parmesan roasted acorn squash to caramelized acorn squash with almonds and blue cheese. Find your perfect recipe for Thanksgiving dinner.
By Ita Mac Airt

Garlic Butter Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.37 stars
This is a savory version of the classic fall flavor of acorn squash!

Instant Pot® Sweet Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.39 stars
A perfect way to make a sweetened acorn squash to serve up as a side dish to any meal. This sweet acorn squash cooks up in 25 minutes using an electric pressure cooker.

Roasted Honey Cinnamon Acorn Squash

Rating: 5 stars
Caramelized roasted honey cinnamon acorn squash is drizzled with honey and cinnamon, and sprinkled with crumbled cheese and crunchy almonds.

Chef John's Baked Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.51 stars
I like how this tastes, but scoring the squash with a knife before baking really makes for a great presentation. It also allows the simple but delicious glaze to penetrate nice and deep.

Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.52 stars
Sweet and buttery squash--this is quick and easy, and my family loves it.

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.6 stars
Very simple but satisfying way to make acorn squash. This is also good with delicata squash.

Nana's Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a recipe even veggie haters will love! People who like sweet potatoes also love it. It's a family favorite of mine.

Baked Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is a very easy and yummy vegetable side dish to make!!

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.49 stars
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!

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.47 stars
This is the most incredible recipe that I make every Thanksgiving.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar
Rating: Unrated
Quick, easy, filling roasted acorn squash recipe! Because the brown sugar is very sweet, this will work for both dinner and dessert!
Sweet and Yummy Mashed Acorn Squash
Rating: Unrated
If you're having trouble trying to find something to do with the acorn squash in your refrigerator, this sweet side is perfect for kids and for adults too! If you would like some more cinnamon or brown sugar, feel free to add some more.

Microwave Acorn Squash

Just microwave! You don't have to use the oven. You can just do one acorn squash instead of two, if you choose. Pricking all over, then putting in the microwave for a few minutes to soften a little, makes it easier to cut.