The best stuffed squash recipes
Stuffed squash recipes are the perfect cool weather supper. Whether you’re looking for a hearty and delicious weeknight dinner, or thinking ahead to your Thanksgiving table, stuffed squash recipes are right at home. This time of the year, we are all looking for cozy, filling meals that are also good for us.
Squash – whether they be Hubbard, acorn, butternut, spaghetti or any other variety you happen upon at the store or farmer’s market are delicious, and fall is when they are at their peak. They are wonderful roasted in the oven and stuffed with whatever you can dream up.
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How to make stuffed squash
The first step is to cut the squash in half and clean out the seeds. Use a sharp chef’s knife to split the squash in half. Then scoop out the seeds and membrane with a large spoon.
One of the best tips I have ever received about cutting round or oval fruits and vegetables was this – give yourself a flat surface so it can’t roll around on you. It is much safer. To do this, cut a very thin slice off to give the squash a flat bottom.
If you like roasted pumpkin seeds, save the seeds and roast them. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and bake in a hot oven.
Once your squash is cleaned, place the seeds on a parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roasted squash seeds are delicious!
Make filling for stuffed squash recipes
Stuffed squash also makes a great addition to your holiday table. I love serving stuffed acorn squash at Thanksgiving, it’s a delicious vegetarian option.
The thing that works especially well with most stuffed squash recipes, is the timing. While the squash is roasting in the oven, the filling is made.
Most fillings take roughly 30 minutes, which is precisely the amount of time it takes to roast the squash before stuffing.
What do I need to make these recipes?
- 8 inch chef’s knife – this is the same knife I use. It is a workhorse.
- Heavy baking sheets – these will not warp in the oven.
- Parchment paper sheets – avoid the dreaded curl and use sheets instead of a roll.
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The best stuffed squash recipes
14 of the BEST stuffed squash recipes - something for everyone!
How to make Taco-stuffed Hubbard squash
Taco-stuffed Hubbard squash is hearty, healthy and flavorful. Loaded with a chili and cumin seasoned filling, it is a delicious twist on taco night.
Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe with Sausage
Filled with savory Italian sausage, spinach and wild rice, this stuffed acorn squash is a comforting and satisfying dinner.
Stuffed Hubbard squash recipe with rice
The filling for this stuffed Hubbard squash is made from a wild rice blend, apples, onions and ground pork or sausage.
Vegetarian Stuffed Delicata Squash with Farro
Stuffed Delicata squash is an easy vegetarian dinner that is a great meatless option for weeknights, but is also perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
Best Vegan Stuffed Hubbard Squash Recipe
Beautiful Hubbard squash filled with wild rice, baby kale and golden raisins, it is a healthy and filling dinner.
Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash
This healthy stuffed squash recipe uses quinoa and spinach, which means it is also gluten-free.
Grains and Greens-Stuffed Squash with Herb Salsa
A colorful vegetarian dish of hearty ancient grains and nutritious winter greens.
Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Squash
This pesto chicken spaghetti squash is a flavorful and lower carb option for those who are craving a light and refreshing meal.
Jalapeno Popper Spaghetti Squash
This vegetarian stuffed spaghetti squash recipe has all the flavor of a jalapeno popper.
Instant Pot Stuffed Squash
This recipe for Instant Pot Stuffed Squash is full of classic fall flavor. Healthy, hearty and so easy to make, it’s the perfect meal for those chilly fall nights.
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Spiced Rice (Hashweh)
Acorn squash is stuffed with a Lebanese rice mixture called hashweh that is layered with warm spices of cinnamon, ground beef and tart cranberries.
Stuffed Honeynut Squash
Petite sized but packed with sweet flavor, they’re perfect for roasting and stuffing with this quick and easy fall inspired filling.
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Charred Poblano Pepper - Cornbread Stuffing
A delicious vegetarian dinner.
Vegetarian Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats
Stuffed to the brim with tomatoes, spinach, and lentils, these Vegetarian Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats make a delicious plant-based meal.
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