Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing Tips
Can you eat the skin of acorn squash?
You can eat the skin of an acorn squash! But if you plan to, just make sure to cook it until it’s very tender to make it easier to slice and chew. If you prefer to eat it without the skin, you can peel the squash
, but the flesh separates very easily once baked.
What else does acorn squash pair well with? Acorn squash
is a versatile vegetable, with flavors that complement so many favorite fall recipes. Acorn squash pairs especially well with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary and sage. The texture also works wonderfully with other fall vegetables like spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, turnips and potatoes. Before cooking or baking with squash, check out our winter squash guide
to learn more.
How do I know when an acorn squash is ripe?
One of the easiest ways to tell when acorn squash is ripe is by color. The squash’s skin should be dark green, and any yellow spots should have turned orange. The stem should also look slightly withered and brown. Research contributed by Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 each: 240 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.