Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash

Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash at Create With Joy

Today, I’d like to share one of Prince Charming’s favorite healthy recipes – Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash. This dish will delight those of you who love recipes with a dash of Southwestern flair. For those of you who prefer sweet to savory, I have my own version of this recipe which I’ll share in an upcoming post!


3 Acorn Squash, Halved, Seeds Removed
3 Pounds Ground Turkey
4 Cups Chopped Onions
2 ½ Cups Chopped Red Bell Peppers
1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 Can (15 Ounces) Black Beans With Liquid
1 Can (7 Ounces) Diced Green Chiles With Liquid
1 ½ Cups Roma Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
¼ Teaspoon Black Ground Pepper
2 Teaspoons Paprika
2 Tablespoons Chopped Parsley
1 Teaspoon Marjoram
2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Instructions – Acorn Squash

1. Grease or spray a baking sheet.
2. Place the acorn squash face down.
3. Bake at 350 degrees, until tender, for approximately 50 minutes.

Instructions – Savory Stuffing

1. Brown the ground turkey in a large skillet or wok. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. In the same pan, sauté the onions and red bell peppers in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil until tender and the onions are translucent.

3. Add the following ingredients to the cooked vegetables, stirring to combine thoroughly: ground turkey, cumin, garlic powder, pepper, paprika, and marjoram.

4. Add the black beans and their liquid, along with the green chilies, stirring to combine.

5. Add the tomatoes and parsley, stirring and allowing the mixture to simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.

Serving Instructions

1. Fill the cavity of each halved acorn squash and serve hot.

2. If you have any leftover filling, fill a corn or flour tortilla with the stuffing for a delicious sandwich!

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43 Responses to “Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash”

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  1. Brittany @ Real Sustenance says:

    Ramona you are the absolute best!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing my site and the event! Cant thank you enough 🙂

    and this recipe is fantastic!! Will find time to try it 🙂

  2. JRFrugalMom says:

    What a creative way to use the acorn squash.

    Thank you for participating in the Follow Us Monday Morning blog hop at Frugality Is Free and Being Frugal and Making It Work.

  3. Mommy says:

    Newest follower from the blog hop.

  4. Mary Ann says:

    Well I have never cooked a squash before…my guys turn up their noses up at them. But, the stuffing is certainly something they would love so maybe I'll give it a try:)

  5. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    This sounds lovely – spicy and warming – perfect for this time of year!

  6. Brenda says:

    Ramona, we love Southwestern flavours in our house and what a unique way to get them. I love this recipe, it's different than your usual Southwest dish, but looks incredibly yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this with Cookbook Sundays and I hope you'll come back next month. Have a wonderful week!

  7. Christina Lucas says:

    Hi, just wanted to let you know about the recipe linky at The Blog Entourage today. Come and link up with a recipe post!

  8. Chana says:

    Hi there! I followed your adorable blog last Sunday (Fed 27th)on the Relax and Surf blog hop:) I really enjoy it! Would you mind swinging by mine and returning the favor? Believe me, I know how crazy it can get when you are doing a lot of hopping so I thought I'd just reach out again and ask:) Thanks so much!

  9. Susana says:

    Already a fan…love your page, but I wanted to stop by and thank you for following mine!


  10. Amateur Mommy says:

    mmmm! this looks SO yummy! thanks for sharing!

    newest follower!

  11. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Thank you so much for linking up to Feed Me Tweet Me Follow Me Home. I've followed your blog 🙂

  12. Frenchy says:

    Yum and i never thought of doing stuffing in Acorn !

  13. Donna says:

    Looks great! I love acorn squash but I've never seen it prepared like this. I'm a new follower from Melt in Your Mouth Monday.


  14. Jan at Jewelry4Change says:

    Mmmmmmmmm, this looks yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Debra says:

    Hi, I'm following from the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing your recipe, it looks delicious. Have a great day!


  16. Ms. Burrito says:

    Hi, I am your new follower from Totally Tuesday BH.

    Hope you can follow me back at Kids e-Connection

  17. Sloane Solanto says:

    Hmmm, I agree this does look yummy. I might have to give this one a try.

  18. Candace says:

    Southwestern flavors are our favorite and we absolutely love savory squash dishes. This is the best of both worlds. I love how you have combined these. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Miso Glamorous says:

    New follower form MBC

  20. Christy says:

    I love southwestern flavors and am learning to love acorn squash – this seems like a perfect pairing! thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  21. Link Up Lounge says:

    I would like to invite you to link up your recipes every Thursday at the Link Up Lounge! I am now a follower =)

  22. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Wow, this looks so delicious. I just love your stuffing and can see how it could be used in many ways. This is a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  23. Christy says:

    my husband is trying to convince me that poultry isn't meat so we could have this for dinner tonight 😉 your recipe looks amazing and we definitely will be trying it soon. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

  24. Jenny says:

    I like the idea of this. It's almost a different interpretation of stuffed peppers! Yum.


    This looks really different and spicy….good! thanks for sharing again.

  26. Danielle says:

    Blog hopping! I'm your new follower and would love a follow back! Thanks!

  27. Sweet and Savory says:

    This recipe inspired me to buy acorn squash and then I could not find this recipe so I made a sweet one. Now, I have found you and I have to get more acorn squash. Thanks for posting this.

  28. Debbie says:

    I love acorn squash and am always looking for new preparations. Thanks for sharing this on Dining With Debbie:) I hope ou will come again soon and often.

  29. Cristinalaloca says:

    Your recipes look delish… I am your newest follower; hope for you to follow back. Have a blessed day.

    PS. I also love to read.

  30. HaleyLeann says:

    We are such veggie lovers at our house! This sounds so good! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  31. Sandra says:

    Yeah, I think I'll be adding this to my menu too LOL It looks great 🙂

  32. Jacqui' says:

    Yummy!!! I've never used acorn squash before its always butternut squash and I have no idea why. This looks fantastic

  33. Morgan says:

    Acorn squash is a staple in my kitchen for those fall/winter months. This seems southern yet slightly traditional I will have to try the recipe the next go around. Popping over from FTLOB Tasty Tuesdays, thanks for sharing!

  34. Angela says:

    Yum! I love acorn squash.

  35. Ott, A. says:

    Just Stopping by from TMTT. I'm a big fan of acron squash and grow it in our garden every year, so this is getting bookmarked for later. I wanted to invite you to check out my Iron Chef Challenge This month's themed ingredient is canned tomatoes, so link up a recipe using those and you could win a prize. It should be a lot of fun, hope you can join us!!

  36. Roz from 'la bella vita' says:

    Mmmmm, yum! This sounds so wonderful! Thank you for sharing this great recipe last week on Fresh Clean and Pure Friday! I hope that you can stop by and share another great post!

  37. Roz from 'la bella vita' says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this delicious acorn squash recipe last week on Fresh Clean and Pure. It sounds so delicious! Hope to see you soon!

  38. Jenn Erickson says:

    Mmmmm… I love acorn squash, but haven't really branched out that much with cooking it. I love the southwestern spices and flavors, and look forward to trying your recipe.

    Ramona, thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me…" at Rook No. 17. It was such a joy to have you and I hope you'll share more of your talent this week!


  39. Judie says:

    I love acorn squash, and I plan to try this recipe!! Thanks!

  40. It’s so ridiculously hot here (116 today…again!) that I am going to bookmark this to try when (and if) it ever cools off around here!

    This combination of ingredients looks scrumptious to me!

    Thanks for sharing it this week for Alphabe-Thursday!


  41. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I have never made acorn squash. I heard it sorta tastes like sweet potatoes is that true?


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