Coconut Acorn Squash Recipe
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Coconut Acorn Squash Recipe

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Save yourself some time in the kitchen and toss the squash in the microwave for a truly quick dish. Sometimes squash can be a bit tasteless. I conquer this by adding a bit of mango chutney and coconut. It really makes the flavor pop. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 small acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 filled squash half: 251 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Cut each squash in half; remove and discard seeds. Place squash in a microwave-safe dish, cut side down. Microwave, covered, on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  2. Turn squash cut side up. Mix chutney, coconut and melted butter; spoon into centers of squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Microwave, covered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Coconut Acorn Squash in Taste of Home September/October 2013, pjls

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Very Good. Love the tropical flavors and the added texture of the coconut."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

"I did not have Chutney, but instead used pineapple jelly and added red pepper. Everyone seemed to like it!!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I DO NOT like acorn squash, usually. My husband's grandmother used to make roasted acorn squash for him, so it's very special to him. I saw this and filed away as something I would make to surprise him, and it was actually delicious! Definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Oh my goodness, this was wonderful! Loved the mango chutney mixture! I've made it twice in the past few weeks, and I'll definitely be making it again."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"Excellent...a very nice combination of flavors to add a little punch to the acorn squash."

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