Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing is the perfect vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe. While it’s easily one of my boys’ favorites, I love it because it’s festive yet can be thrown together quickly! Simply stuff acorn squash with chopped apples and dried cranberries, then spice with warming cinnamon. This is a very glamorous dish made with only 4 ingredients.
Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dish
Although I’m not a vegetarian, I have tons of Vegetarian Diet recipes that might tickle your fancy. And I know that being vegan is even more of a challenge during the holidays. I created this Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing for the paleo vegetarians and vegans in my life.
- Cut squash in half and with a spoon, remove pulp and seeds
- In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish place squash cut-side down
- Pour ¼-inch boiling water into baking dish (or use ¼ inch room temperature apple juice for extra sweetness)
- Place dish in oven and bake squash for 30 minutes at 350°F
- In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries, cinnamon and oil to make stuffing
- Remove squash from the oven after 30 minutes
- Turn halves over and stuff center of each squash half with apple mixture
- Return to oven and bake for 30-35 minutes (or longer) until squash and apples are tender
Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes
If you’re on a vegan diet going without animal products is even more difficult during the holidays at family gatherings and such. If that’s the case you may want to take a look at my Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes!
Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving
I am so blessed to be part of the incredible community that gathers here on my website, one in which we cherish food and hold it in such high regard. Unfortunately during these tough economic times, it is becoming increasingly true that food is a luxury.
With nearly 1 billion people going hungry on our planet every day, only some of us are lucky enough to have food to eat. Still a smaller portion of that population gets actual real, nourishing food, as opposed to the “foodstuff” created by corporate America.
Those who are discerning and make the choice to eat high quality food are the truly fortunate. Still, there are challenges to be faced in making these choices, whether on an economic or social level. I’m so glad we can gather here and discuss healthy food together!