Recipe for: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Bread, Cheese, & Bacon

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Bread, Cheese, & Bacon
2 slices bacon
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp chopped sage (from 3 to 4 leaves)
1 1/2 cups bread cubes (from a crusty loaf or baguette)
3/4 cup grated cheese (try a mix of gruyere, fresh mozzarella, and cheddar)
3 Tbs heavy cream
1 medium acorn squash, sliced lengthwise, seeds and strings removed
olive oil
salt and pepper


Preperation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 70 Minutes

Total Time: 85 Minutes

Servings: 2


Bacon, The Kitchn

Best paired with


1. Heat oven to 400℉.

2. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove, crumble, and set aside. In the same pan, cook the shallot until it begins to brown (four to five minutes). Add the garlic and sage, and cook just until fragrant (about one minute; don't burn the garlic).

3. In a medium bowl, combine the shallot mixture, bread cubes, cheese, and bacon. Pour in the cream, and stir until everything is moistened. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and a few grinds of pepper.

4. Rub a little olive oil into the squash, coating the sliced edges and the cavity. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Divide the stuffing between the halves, packing it in so that the squash can still lie flat when turned upside-down.

5. At this point, the stuffed squash halves can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours before cooking. Add five to 10 minutes to the total cooking time.

6. Carefully place the squash halves upside-down in a baking dish. Bake for about one hour, until the flesh of the squash can be easily pierced with a knife. If the juices and cheeses start to burn after 30 or 45 minutes, add a few tablespoons of water to the dish. Once the squash is cooked, use a spatula (or two) to flip them over. Serve as is or slice down the middle.

The Kitchn

This wine pairing recipe was provided by The Kitchn

The Kitchn is a daily web magazine celebrating life in the the kitchen through home cooking and kitchen intelligence. It's a site for people who like to get their hands dirty while they cook. It's for those who care about the quality of their food, and how it affects the health of themselves and the planet. It's a place to dive in deep, and embrace the joy of one of our basic needs: Food, cooked at home, nourishing ourselves and our households. 
Visit The Kitchn for more tasty recipes like this one!