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. 

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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

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Acorn Squash Egg bake

Fall Acorn Squash Egg Bake


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 85 minutes
  • Total Time: 95 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
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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.

Notes

Optional: can top with your favorite cheese.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American