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vegan acorn squash recipe

Creamy Stuffed Acorn Squash

This vegan acorn squash recipe uses whole foods plant based ingredients to create a delicious fall side dish. This clean eating vegan recipe uses minimal ingredients and only takes a few steps. This stuffed acorn squash recipe is: vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free!
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How to cook acorn squash?

Although this acorn squash recipe is super simple to make, most people aren’t familiar with how to cook acorn squash. I know I wasn’t when I first discovered it. Acorn squash has a very unique shape, so I can understand why it may not be everyone’s first choice. In my opinion, acorn squash has one of the best flavors of the winter squash family.

Cooking acorn squash is very simple. All you have to do is cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, and place it in the oven! It’s that simple. I love adding coconut aminos to any winter squash recipe when I cook it, because I really think it elevates the flavor.

vegan stuffed acorn squash

What makes the best Acorn squash recipes:

There are a few things to consider when making acorn squash. First, why not utilize the natural shape of it? It is essentially a natural bowl, so stuff away! Second, use flavors that really complement the natural flavor. I have seen some acorn squash recipes online that use spices and flavorings that are very different than acorn squash’s natural flavor. Naturally acorn squash has a somewhat of a natural sweetness to it, so I like to enhance that flavor. I love using coconut aminos and date syrup to add extra natural sweetness. I try to avoid strong flavors like Mexican, because I think it takes away from the natural flavor.

Can I meal prep this recipe?

Absolutely! I don’t meal prep as often as I used to, but I still love creating vegan meal prep friendly recipes, and this acorn squash recipe is no exception! The acorn squash actually stores really well in the fridge, so all you have to do is reheat this dish and you have a delicious healthy recipe ready to go!

Do all winter squash taste the same?

If you are looking for someone to tell you that all winter squash taste completely different, then I am not your girl. There are definitely differences between the squash, but they all have a somewhat similar flavor. Therefore if you are more comfortable using butternut squash, then you can use that for this recipe. I also have a Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe that is more of a main course, whereas this acorn squash recipe is a side dish. The only winter squash that has a dramatically different flavor and texture is spaghetti squash. I absolutely love spaghetti squash, l but I wouldn’t recommend using it for this recipe. I do have a cheesy spaghetti squash recipe on my blog if you are looking for a way to use that winter squash!

Ingredients for this acorn squash recipe:

  • Acorn squash
  • Coconut aminos
  • Thyme
  • Cauliflower
  • Potatoes
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Miso paste
vegan acorn squash recipe

Creamy Stuffed Acorn Squash

This vegan acorn squash recipe uses whole foods plant based ingredients to create a delicious fall side dish. This clean eating vegan recipe uses minimal ingredients and only takes a few steps. This stuffed acorn squash recipe is: vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Broil Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 acorn squash cut in half
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 cups cauliflower cheese sauce
  • 1 tsp thyme

Instructions
 

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 400. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Coat with the coconut aminos and place in the 35 minutes.
  • Prepare the cauliflower cheese sauce according to directions.
  • Once the acorn squash is done, remove from the oven, pour the cheese sauce into the middle and top with thyme. Place in the oven to broil at 425 for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, let cool 10 minutes, serve and enjoy!
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