What Goes Well With Acorn Squash?
Herbs & Spices: rosemary, sage, thyme, bay leaf, tarragon, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger
Sweet: maple syrup, honey, brown sugar
Savoury: sausage, bacon, poultry, pecans, walnuts, rice, pasta, baked beans
Other produce: spinach, kale, leeks, onions, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, turnips, apples, pears, potatoes
Acorn Squash Serving Ideas
Whatever you can serve in a bread bowl you can serve in an acorn squash “bowl” including seafood chowders, stews and soups such as this Acorn Squash Soup with Warm Spices from Chatelaine served right in the squash.
Try stuffing acorn squash halves with a mixture of ground sausage meat, onions and hardy herbs such as sage and thyme before baking in the oven for a simple main course, such as this Sausage and Barley Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Drizzle acorn squash halves with a little maple syrup and bake for an easy dinner side with crispy, caramelized edges. This Balsamic-Maple Acorn Squash recipe from Kraft Canada makes a quick and delicious side dish.
Try mashing steamed or boiled squash with butter and seasonings. You can simply flavour with salt and pepper, or try a little sprinkle of brown sugar and nutmeg or even a little drizzle of real maple syrup! This Apple-Maple Acorn Squash Purée from Daily Loaf even uses naturally sweet apple cider.
Why buy store bought soup when this Roasted Apple and Squash Soup recipe from Ontario Apples is so flavourful and quick!