Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

Autumn means plenty of squash. This healthy squash recipe has no saturated fat and is stuffed with delicious dried fruits and nuts….

Special Diets: Heart Healthy Recipe and Gluten Free Recipe

Category: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Gluten Free, and Heart Healthy

Ingredients

8 servings

  • 4 acorn squash
  • 1 cup dried plums, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.Cut each acorn squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and strings. Lightly coat cut side of squash with nonstick cooking spray.Arrange squash halves, cut side down, on baking sheets and bake for 45 minutes. Remove the squash from the oven and turn over.In a bowl, mix the plums, cranberries, pecans and apricots. Spoon mixture into the cavity of each squash.Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until tender and filling is warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 acorn squash

Amount Per Serving

Calories
255
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    5g
    8%
  • Saturated Fat
    0
    0%
  • Cholesterol
    0
    0%
  • Sodium
    12mg
    1%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    50g
    17%
  • Dietary Fiber
    6g
    24%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    3g
    6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.