Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

The variety of squashes available right now is absolutely amazing!  One of my favorite ways to eat them is roasted, I just love the texture, and you can fill them with so many awesome things, like cranberries! I found this recipe on the Taste of Home site, and immediately printed it out.

I didn't make any changes to this recipe.  The stuffing comes together quickly, while the squash is in the oven.  If you can't find acorn, this would be great in butternut or delicata too.  I vacuum sealed and froze some, and they reheated perfectly. Thank you to Dorothy P. for sharing her recipe!

Thank you again to Caroline for hosting #CranberryWeek, and to all of the #FestiveFoodies for sharing their recipes.   I've added a bunch to my to-try list, and I hope you have too!

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water


How to cook Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

  1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of squash halves so they sit flat. Place squash hollow side down in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Add 1/2 in. of water. Cover and bake at 375° for 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute celery and onion in butter until tender. Add the apple, salt, lemon juice and pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cranberries, sugar and water. Cook and stir until berries pop and liquid is syrupy.
  3. Turn squash halves over; fill with cranberry mixture. Cover and bake 10-15 minutes longer or until squash is tender.
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I'm excited to be sharing this recipe as part of Cranberry Week - now in it's third year! See all the tasty cranberry recipes being shared today below and follow #cranberryweek on social media for more ideas all week long.


  1. Acorn squash is so delicious! I didn't think to stuff it with cranberries. Looks so scrumptious.

    1. I've been eating so much squash, it's been great to find ways to change it up!


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