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Coconut Acorn Squash

Save yourself some time in the kitchen and toss the squash in the microwave for a truly quick dish. Sometimes squash can be a bit tasteless. I conquer this by adding a bit of mango chutney and coconut. It really makes the flavor pop. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 small acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cut each squash in half; remove and discard seeds. Place squash in a microwave-safe dish, cut side down. Microwave, covered, on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  • Turn squash cut side up. Mix chutney, coconut and melted butter; spoon into centers of squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Microwave, covered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 filled squash half: 251 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 400mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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    Nov 15, 2015

    Very Good. Love the tropical flavors and the added texture of the coconut.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Nov 3, 2014

    I did not have Chutney, but instead used pineapple jelly and added red pepper. Everyone seemed to like it!!

  • spoiledbasher
    Mar 17, 2014

    I DO NOT like acorn squash, usually. My husband's grandmother used to make roasted acorn squash for him, so it's very special to him. I saw this and filed away as something I would make to surprise him, and it was actually delicious! Definitely a keeper.

  • JaniceBaer
    Mar 16, 2014

    Oh my goodness, this was wonderful! Loved the mango chutney mixture! I've made it twice in the past few weeks, and I'll definitely be making it again.

  • kjmatz
    Jan 12, 2014

    Excellent...a very nice combination of flavors to add a little punch to the acorn squash.

  • lange187
    Dec 1, 2013

    This is sooo good! My family loved it and will make a repeat performance at next year's Thanksgiving dinner. Even those who might not like squash may like this. Didn't even need to add sugar.

  • janeenj
    Oct 23, 2013

    What a brilliant fast fix! Love the tropical flavor from coconut & chutney.

  • katie_matzke
    Oct 17, 2013

    Yum, I loved this dish and so did my husband! And it was so easy to make!

  • annrms
    Oct 4, 2013

    I made this recipe with some acorn squash that I had cooked ahead of time and had taken out of the shell. I put the squash into small casseroles, made an indentation in the center, and added the filling. This is a fantastic recipe....very tasty. I will make this again.

  • phyllis kidd
    Aug 29, 2013

    I'm just learning to like squash, but this was amazingly delicious!