How to cook acorn squash

This recipe is the perfect brunch food! It’s easy-to-make and because we are using an ingredient that people don’t usually make with eggs, you will be the clever kitty who brought such a sophisticated dish to your gathering.

How to Prepare the Acorn

• Wash well. 

• Cut the Acorn carefully by slicing it down the center creating a safe and flat surface to continue cutting. Place it flesh side down and cut thick rectangular pieces. Cut the rectangular pieces into squares. Cut off the thick exterior skin.

• Season the vegetables and rub or toss with oil and spices. Oiling the squash can helps it to brown and become nice and crispy around the edges. 

• Place squash in a baking pan or dish and bake in a preheated oven until done. Baking time differs depending on the size. 

Learn more about acorn squash

how to cook acorn squash

Substitutes: You can use any type of onion. I happen to like a red onion. You can use any type of herb. I happen to use parsley. Get creative!

If Acorn is not your thing, here are other winter variations to try:

• Zucchini

• Butternut Squash

• Yellow Crookneck

• Spaghetti Squash

Fall Acorn Squash Egg Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, Acornsquash eggbake, egg, howtocookacornsquash, Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 acorn, cut, seeded, peeled, and chopped into squares.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced into circles can use any type of onion
  • rip with your hands fresh parsley, chopped
  • pinch 5 spice
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 6 eggs, whisked
  • 1 small tomatoes, thinly sliced into circles
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F

  2. In a medium-size bowl, add the prepared acorn, onion, parsley, olive oil, and spices. Toss gently until well-mixed.

  3. Transfer into a baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake until acorn is fork-tender.

  4. After the acorn squash is fork-tender, add in the whisked eggs, top the eggs with the sliced circle tomatoes and continue to bake at the same temperature 350 °F until the eggs are done, about 20-25 minutes.

  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Optional: can top with your favorite cheese.

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Hi, I'm Ashley, a heater–hugging Wisconsin resident. I am a mother to twin girls. I am married to a Turk and let's not forget that I' m the Family Law Enforcer, Doll Doctor, and yeah… I like to joke around a lot… It's nice to meet you :)