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Mallow-Pecan Acorn Squash

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour


4 servings

We always grow squash in our garden, and this recipe is one of our favorites ways to cook it. My grandkids like this vegetable dish because of the marshmallows.


  • 2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 1/3 cup crushed saltines (about 10 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows


  1. Place squash cut side up in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, pecans, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and nutmeg. Spoon into squash. Brush edges of squash with remaining butter. Cover and bake at 400° for 55-60 minutes or until squash is tender. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Bake, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 331 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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