Twice-Baked Acorn Squash Recipe
- 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
- 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.
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.
Reviews for Twice-Baked Acorn Squash
"Very tasty! I love the addition of spinach. Will definitely be making this again."
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"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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"I have made a lower fat version of this for several years now - I omit the bacon --add 1/2 cup finely diced onion to the filling, increased the salt to 3/4 tsp and the cayenne to 1/2 tsp, cut the parmesan by 2 Tblsp in the filling (used the canister type grated parmesan), and sprinkle 1/2 Tblsp cheese - over the top when I bake them - really a very good dish!!"
"I love acorn squash and was looking for lightened up versions. This one does the trick. The flavor is so good and makes enough for left-overs."
"I've never had acorn squash before. This was delicious. Even the picky hubby liked it."
"Was so simple and delicious! Even my 10 year old liked it!"
"My husband enjoyed this recipe. Very good flavor. I am still trying to acquire at taste for squash. I always expect it to be sweet."