How to cook with the delicious fall staple.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017
Todd Porter & Diane Cu

A fall staple, acorn squash is known for its sweet, nutty flavor. From a hearty Asian-inspired stew to an incredible savory tart, here are seven ways to use acorn squash this season.

Maple Bacon-Roasted Acorn Squash

Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Make acorn squash a main course with sweet maple syrup and crispy bacon.

Stewed Acorn Squash with Mushrooms and Chinese Sausage

This earthy, Asian-inspired stew is great for a crowd.

Baked Acorn Squash with Chestnuts, Apples and Leeks

Alexandra Rowley

Veggie-packed pastas, roasted squash and hearty salads are our favorite ways to eat healthy in the fall. Thanks to wonderful seasonal vegetables, these recipes are packed with flavor—and nutrients.

Alexandra Rowley Alexandra Rowley

Halved acorn squash make terrific single-serving, edible bowls.

Roasted Acorn Squash with Garlic Butter and Burrata

Con Poulos

Cut down on cleanup with this gorgeous acorn squash dish that you can eat right out of the skin. Chef Dave Beran created this wonderfully indulgent vegetarian dish of roasted sweet squash topped with just-melted burrata, garlic butter and a salad of baby greens. It's fantastic with a lush Chardonnay.

Con Poulos Con Poulos

Chef Dave Beran's amazing dish is fantastic with a lush Chardonnay.

Savory Ricotta Squash Tart

Toasted pumpkin seeds top these fantastic vegetarian tarts.

Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Acorn Squash

This is the perfect fall side dish.

Miso-Stewed Acorn Squash with Bell Peppers

Todd Porter & Diane Cu

This six-ingredient recipe takes acorn squash where it has never been before. The starchy fall vegetable becomes perfectly tender and delicious when stewed in a rich miso broth. We love this warming dish for a light lunch on a crisp fall day.

Todd Porter & Diane Cu Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Five ingredients, plus some sliced green onions for garnish are all you need for this simple yet delicious fall stew.