Feb 16, 2019

Stuffed Acorn Squash Beauty

As you know I am veggie lover, I am always on the look out to try new recipes with different vegetables that are available in the market. Squashes are catching my eye lately, though I have used soft squash variety like Green and Yellow Zucchini, but didn't experiment much with hard squashes like Acorn and Butternut Squashes. Today I am set to experiment with Acorn Squash, and this stuffed Acorn Squash became happy medium when i am determined to try something new and healthy recipe. This turned out be so so delicious, now Acorn Squash has become a regular vegetable staple on my grocery list. Try it for your self and cherish this new veggie, Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Stuffer Acorn Squash Beauty

Acorn Squash - 1
Olive Oil - 2 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
paprika - 1 tsp

Paneer - 1/2 block (or 1 cup grated)
Grape Tomatos - 6 to 7
Onion - 1/2 medium
salt - 1 tsp
Spices - 2 tsp ( Any of your favorite, cajun or PavBaji or Creole seasoning etc)
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Cilantro - 1/4 cup

Cheese - 1/2 cup ( i have used 4 cheese Mexican blend)


  1. Fist chop Acorn Squash into half vertically, remove seeds from inside and wash thoroughly. Mix salt, paprika and olive oil. Brush this oil mixture all over the squash. 
  2. Heat oven to 400 F, take a baking sheet, add aluminum foil and place the seasoned acorn squash halves facing down and bake for 30 min.
  3. Meanwhile start making the stuffing ready. Heat non-stick pan and add oil to it. Once oil is hot, add chopped onion, followed by grape tomato halves and add salt and seasonings. Add grated panner to pan and mix everything well together. Add half of cilantro to the paneer mixture, taste and adjust seasonings according to your taste and switch off the stove.
  4. Take the acorn squash out of oven after 30 minutes, the acron squash must have become tender.
  5. Turn the squash halves facing up in the same baking sheet, fill it with paneer stuffing, top with cheese evenly and sprinkle the remaining cilantro on top. Place it back in the oven and bake at 350F for 15 min. 
  6. After 15 min Stuffed Acorn Squash Beauty is ready. Serve immediately and enjoy when it s warm. 

The shape of Acorn Squash Half resembles a heart, this could be a special healthy and loving treat for your loved one on Valentine's day or any special day.

Step by Step with Pictures:

1. Cut Vertically, remove seeds and clean

2. Apply Oil, salt, Spice Seasonings

3. Bake at 400 F for 30 min, keeping them facing down

4. Stuff with paneer stuffing

5. Top with your favorite cheese American or Mexican

5. Bake in the oven for 350 for 15 min, until cheese melts

6. Garnish with cilantro and dig in while the cheese is gooey

Checkout more vegetable recipes:

Acorn Squash Recipes

Zucchini Recipes

Will be back with another simple yet exotic recipe,
Take care until then

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