Back to Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing

Print Options


Card Sizes

Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing Recipe

Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing Recipe

Our Test Kitchen offer up this unique way to present leftover stuffing. Serve this squash as a hearty side dish or as a meatless entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 small acorn squash
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 cups cooked stuffing
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • 1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place cut side down in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; add 1/2 in. of hot water. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. When cool enough to handle, scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell (pulp will measure about 3 cups). Drain water from pan; place squash cut side up in pan and set aside.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the pulp, egg, salt and pepper. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; add to squash mixture. Add stuffing; spoon into squash shells. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 240 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing

Sort By :

Average Rating
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I made it with cranberry stuffing and tossed some red quinoa into it as well! Heavenly! Awesome vegetarian recipe"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"Fabulous use of acorn squash. Delicious with the stuffing! Loved it! I too used beef broth (all I had on hand)"

Papa H
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"I used pork flavored stuffing and beef stock (instead of boullion) as a side for cajun fried pork chops. Awesome side dish."

Loading Image