Barbecued Or Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Barbecued or baked stuffed acorn squash is a delicious and hearty dish that combines the sweetness of acorn squash with savory fillings. The squash is halved and roasted until tender, then filled with a mixture of cooked grains, vegetables, and protein. It is then topped with barbecue sauce and baked until the flavors meld together. This dish is perfect for a vegetarian main course or a side dish for a barbecue or holiday meal.

15 Rating -
Barbecued Or Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash

ingredients serve

Ingredients for Barbecued Or Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

  • 0.33 Acorn Squash
  • 0.17 cup Cooked Grains
  • 0.17 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.17 Onion, Diced
  • 0.33 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 0.17 cup Cooked Protein
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as per your need Barbecue Sauce For Brushing

Directions: Barbecued Or Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • STEP 2.Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and stringy pulp.
  • STEP 3.Place the squash halves cut-side down on the baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes, or until the flesh is tender when pierced with a fork.
  • STEP 4.While the squash is roasting, prepare the filling. Cook grains, such as quinoa or rice, according to package instructions.
  • STEP 5.In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat and sauté onions, garlic, and any other desired vegetables until softened.
  • STEP 6.Add the cooked grains, protein of choice (such as cooked ground meat or beans), and any desired seasonings to the skillet and stir to combine.
  • STEP 7.Remove the roasted squash from the oven and carefully flip them over. Fill each squash half with the filling mixture.
  • STEP 8.Brush the tops of the stuffed squash with barbecue sauce.
  • STEP 9.Return the squash to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the filling is heated through and the tops are slightly caramelized.
  • STEP 10.Serve the barbecued or baked stuffed acorn squash as a main course or side dish. It pairs well with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables.
  • STEP 11.Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose acorn squash that is firm and heavy for its size, with a dull skin.
  • To make this dish vegan, use plant-based protein such as tofu or tempeh instead of meat.
  • Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite ingredients, such as mushrooms, spinach, or cheese.
  • If you don't have barbecue sauce, you can use tomato sauce or a combination of ketchup and brown sugar as a substitute.

Storage and Serving

  • Serve the barbecued or baked stuffed acorn squash hot, straight from the oven.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in the oven or microwave until heated through before serving.
calories per serving
5 g Fat< 1 g Protein9 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
show more
Recipe By Slurrp