With fall upon us, you might begin noticing different types of squash appearing at your grocery store or local farmers market. Fall is squash season, so there’s a good chance you’ll see acorn squash on sale pretty often in the next few months. Next time you see one, grab one! Even if you’ve never cooked one before, we can promise you that it’s super easy to do. Then, choose one of the acorn squash recipes below to try!
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What’s in a Squash?
Acorn squash is full of nutrients, including potassium, manganese, vitamins B1 and B6, and antioxidants, to name a few. According to WebMD, the antioxidants in acorn squash “can help to protect people against health issues like arthritis, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.”
Acorn Squash Recipes
From sweet to savory, there’s a squash recipe for you. If you’ve never cooked or tasted acorn squash before, you might want to start with a basic roasted acorn squash recipe. This will give you an idea of what the flavor profile is before you experiment with other recipes. But we don’t blame you if you decide to jump into one of the delicious recipes listed below. You really can’t go wrong. You’ll soon see that acorn squash makes a great main dish, side, or even muffin!
Tired of eating the same breakfast? This savory squash breakfast will definitely switch things up!
Next time you’re thinking about whipping up some banana bread, try acorn squash bread instead! This is a great way to hide veggies from picky eaters.
These muffins are the perfect breakfast item to bring to family brunch or have ready for on-the-go breakfasts.
This flavor-packed squash recipe is the perfect side to pair with any protein—including your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham!
Yes, you can even make soup with acorn squash. We recommend saving this recipe for when the weather really cools down.
We hope you and your family enjoy these yummy recipes this fall!