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Coconut Acorn Squash Recipe

Coconut Acorn Squash Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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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_FOOTSIE User ID: 734639 237375
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

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

No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 199405
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2014

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

spoiledbasher User ID: 3194367 199403
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1723673 138122
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3235385 197221
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

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

lange187 User ID: 1361794 123333
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7132464 123332
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

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

katie_matzke User ID: 7448940 197220
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

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

annrms User ID: 2649709 139124
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5824866 123327
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

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

grace3527 User ID: 7142614 123318
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"My husband and I really like it. Very easy to make! I used sweetened coconut flakes and hot mango chutney (bought from Stop&Shop)."

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