Cheesy Acorn Squash


I made this with 2 small Acorn Squash. Each half was enough for 1 person.

2 acorn squash cut in half and cleaned out of seeds

Garlic powder

3 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 cup diced celery

1 cup diced onion

1 cup shredded carrot

Salt, pepper and parsley to taste

Shredded cheese, chopped bacon and bread crumbs for topping

Season inside of squash with garlic powder

Place cut side down in a greased 9×9 glass dish and microwave for 20 minutes until tender

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


Melt butter in a pan over medium heat

Sautee celery, onion and carrot till soft, only takes a few minutes

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley

Flip acorn squash over in baking dish and scoop filling into squash

Top with a bit of bread crumbs and cover with foil

Bake 15 minutes

Remove foil and top with cheese and bacon

Put back in oven until the cheese melts



You can also add garlic, mushrooms or anything else as a stuffing for the squash. It’s a great way to use up leftover veggies in the fridge.

This was a real good side dish. Next time I make this, I will make extra and freeze them.