Mallow-Pecan Acorn Squash Recipe
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Mallow-Pecan Acorn Squash Recipe

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We always grow squash in our garden, and this recipe is one of our favorites ways to cook it. My grandkids like this vegetable dish because of the marshmallows.
Recommended: Baking with Squash
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 1/3 cup crushed saltines (about 10 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 331 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place squash cut side up in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, pecans, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and nutmeg. Spoon into squash. Brush edges of squash with remaining butter. Cover and bake at 400° for 55-60 minutes or until squash is tender. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Bake, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mallow-Pecan Acorn Squash in Country Extra November 2001, p51

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Rabid_Monkey202 User ID: 5374101 37506
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Insanely freaking good. I at an entire squash by myself yesterday, and now I'm searching for more marshmallows so I can make more today!"

KristenRose222 User ID: 7394968 33862
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"I'm cooking this right now for the second time. LOVE IT! I could eat it everyday, and I'm not big on veggies."

Prysmangel User ID: 5470575 128823
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"I have never been a big fan of squash.....until now! My husband loves it, and asked me to make some. So I ran across this recipe, and thought I would give it a try. It is AMAZING!!! I love it, and actually crave it! Husband said it is the best he has ever had. It is easy, and delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe!"

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