These recipe photos have been updated since originally posted in 2016!
Winter squash can be intimidating. Like how do you eat acorn squash?!
But this ahhhmazing Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe is anything but intimidating!
Can I get an amen?
I spent years walking past it in the grocery store wondering what in the world people do with it.
It has only been within recent years that I have grown to love this weird fall produce!
The most recognizable winter squash is a pumpkin! Some of my other favorites are butternut, spaghetti, and acorn squash.
Oh, and just recently I have fallen in love with hubbard squash.
These little cuties look like mini pumpkins and have the most delicate taste. My friend Sarah, being the amazing gardener that she is, planted a few seeds this year and graciously shared her harvest with us.
Back to acorn squash… 😉
I first learned about acorn squash and it’s deliciousness from Rachael Ray.
Ya, we’re pretty tight. BFFs you may say.
After that particular episode, I no longer suspiciously eyed it from across the grocery store. Nope, I proudly picked up a few from my nearest grocer and got to work.
This mouthwatering Clean Eating Stuffed Acorn Squash is so fabulous because you can’t mess it up.
It has always turned out well, especially the times I was heavy handed on the filling ingredients. The more butter and syrup the better!
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Does that even need to be said? Like duh, of course it’s better!
Squash is fairly bland so bumping up the flavor with the addition of sweet apples, tart dried cranberries, crunchy pecans, a bit of fat from the butter, and wholesome sweeteners produces a top-notch gluten free and dairy free side dish.
I not only love how this dish tastes, but I LOVE how beautiful and festive it is.
The subtle yellows, oranges, and reds shout fall and the holidays.
This recipe will add just what you need for your holiday table decor. The best part? It’s not just decor, it’s edible!
You have find this amazing Clean Eating Acorn Squash recipe and step-by-step instructions (with photos) at Living Well Spending Less. Ruth has yet again featured this on her blog and I could not be more grateful!
I love acorn squash stuffed with sauteed mushrooms and dusted with buttered panko crumbs.
That sounds amazing, Sandy! I will have to try your version next 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Looks delicious! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Thanks for swinging by, Karly! I adore your blog and look forward to linking up each week 🙂
This looks delicious! I’m featuring it tonight on Allergy-Free Thursdays. Can’t wait to see wait you share this week!
Oh wow! Thank you so much for the feature, Elle. I hope you enjoy this recipe 🙂
Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
Thanks Miz Helen for telling me 🙂 I just linked up. Happy Thanksgiving!
Sammi – I love this stuffed acorn squash ! So pretty and perfect for fall!
My feature for this week’s Sunday Fitness & Food! Congrats!
Ilka, you are too sweet! Thanks for featuring this recipe on your blog this week. Happy Thanksgiving!
This looks fabulous! Such a beautiful side dish 🙂
Thanks so much, Angela! It is indeed a beautiful side dish especially during the holidays 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!
I love stuffing squash!
I’ve never tried anything like this- sounds like a treat!
I hope you enjoy it, Michelle! This side dish is by far one of my favorite ways to eat acorn squash 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
I have an acorn squash that is begging to be used very soon. Pinning this recipe for (a very near) future reference. 🙂 Visiting from The Family Joy Link-up Party.
That squash was born for this recipe, Bibi 😉 You’ll have to let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Fall! 🙂