One of my favorite things about fall, especially living in the city, is walking by the corner deli storefronts that have outdoor displays of various pumpkins, gourds, and squash – which luckily happens on almost every block. Seeing these fall vegetables always inspires my cooking.
And while I have tampered with spaghetti squash a number of times, I hadn’t yet touched acorn squash (except for the usual fall decor displays). These green and orange-colored squash not only yeild a tasty side dish in the form of perfect scalloped shapes, when sliced and baked – they make a great entree when stuffed with seasonal combinations like apples, sage, and sausage. These stuffed acorn squash look and taste lovely – making them a great autumn dinner party entree choice – but they’re also simple enough to whip together for a weeknight meal.
Stuffed Acorn Squash