Healthy Twice-Baked Cheesy Acorn Squash Recipe

Oct 24 2023
This five-ingredient seasonal recipe is an absolute standout! Who wouldn’t want to sink a spoon into twice-baked acorn squash, roasted and mashed up with cheesy goodness? When there are only five main ingredients and two of them are cheese, you know it’s gonna be good…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Twice-Baked Cheesy Acorn Squash Recipe

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1/4 of recipe (1 stuffed squash half): 177 calories, 6g total fat (3g sat. fat), 288mg sodium, 27g carbs, 4g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 6.5g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes


Two 20-oz. acorn squash, halved, seeds removed

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

2 tbsp. light butter

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

3 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1/4 cup chopped scallions


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place squash halves on the baking sheet, cut sides down. Bake until soft, 25–30 minutes.

Carefully scoop out the insides of squash, and place in a large bowl. Add cheddar cheese, butter, and seasonings. Mash and mix until cheese has melted and mixture is uniform.

Stir in 2 tbsp. Parm. Evenly distribute mixture among the hollow squash halves.

Top with scallions and remaining 1 tbsp. Parm. Bake until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.


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