How to make it

  • 1/2 the squash lengthwise and remove the seeds, (save & bake for a nutty snack)
  • Chop the onion, celery and peppers into 1/4" pieces. Julienne the carrot. (or chop into 1/8" pcs.) Crush, then mince the garlic.
  • Slice the bacon into 1/4" x 1" slices.
  • Cook the bacon until almost done. Remove and drain or pat off excess grease with a paper towel. Pour off the fat in the pan until just a thin coating remains on the bottom.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Add the EVOO to the pan and heat it up.
  • Add the onion, peppers, celery, carrot and garlic. Sautee until the onion is translucent, adding the parsley, celery seed and Mrs. Dash a minute or two before done. Add the cooked bacon and mix well.
  • Scoop the stuffing into the squash's cavity, until they're slightly crowned. (any remaining stuffing can be saved for later, which typically doesn't happen in my case, it gets eaten immediately :-) Add a 1/2 Tbl. of butter or margarine to the top of the stuffing.
  • Wrap each squash in aluminum foil, wrapping from the bottom up.
  • Cook for approx. 1 hour, or until the squash is tender and soft to the touch.

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  • elgourmand 8 years ago
    Way to go Mark. This is how you turn the humble acorn squash into good food. Yep, if you cook it right they will come. So, keep on cookin.
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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Very good!
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  • buttercup21 9 years ago
    love a good squash recipe. this one sounds very tasty and i never had a acorn squash. going to have to try this. thanks
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