Twice-Baked Acorn Squash Recipe
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Twice-Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

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Once you taste Holly Ogilvie's scrumptious side dish, you'll want to double your garden space for squash! "Acorn is my favorite kind of winter squash," she says from Lino Lakes, Minnesota. "It's so versatile—I use it in all kinds of recipes. And the hollowed-out shells make such pretty serving bowls."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium acorn squash (1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 10 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash to 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 filled squash half) equals 248 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 579 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash upside down on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until tender. Scoop out squash, leaving a 1/4-in. shell.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the squash pulp, spinach, bacon, 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, green onion, butter, salt and cayenne.
  4. Spoon into shells. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and top is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Twice-Baked Acorn Squash in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p10

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 filled squash half) equals 248 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 579 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

Very tasty! I love the addition of spinach. Will definitely be making this again.

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

ignore. Triple post!

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

Ignore. Triple post!

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

Made this last night. Halved recipe (1 squash). Couldn't find my spinach, so used frozen swiss chard. Also, had no fresh parm. so used Monterey Jack, + 2 - 3 tsp of the dried parm. This is a keeper...will be making it again.

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

This site is lame. I tried to share this recipe on my Facebook page, but couldn't because of the way your privacy settings are set. I guess you don't want the potential traffic from all the viral hits you could get from people sharing through social media. The recipe was the one I was looking for, though. Still, either your website people are jerks or just dumb.

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