Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

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 5 ingredients total.

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dish

Although I’m not a vegetarian, I have tons of Vegetarian Diet recipes that might tickle your fancy. I created this Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing for the paleo vegetarians and vegans in my life.

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

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Servings 4



  • 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 in ¼ inch water
  • Bake squash at 350°F for 30 minutes
  • In a large bowl, combine apples, cranberries, cinnamon, and oil to make stuffing
  • Remove squash from oven after 30 minutes
  • Turn halves over and stuff center of each squash half with apple mixture
  • Return to oven and bake for 30-45 minutes until squash and apples are tender
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
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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!


36 responses to “Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing”

  1. I was looking for a good acorn squash recipe that didn’t have brown sugar and this was AMAZING. I felt like I was eating dessert :). I actually toasted & salted the seeds and sprinkled them on top and it was a nice flavor added. I feel full and nourished after eating this. Thanks!

  2. I have your cookbook and on page 26 is your sandwich bread. It calls for creamy roasted almond butter. Do I buy this already made or do I have to make it myself?

    Thanks Donna

  3. i come by your site every so often, and i have to mention that i love reading what you have to say. you are so informed and your food looks lovely, but above all you seem to care not only about you and yours but about everyone around you and i think that is a wonderful quality. keep blogging!

  4. I made this for a special dinner with friends, and it was wonderful!!! Thank you for the delicious recipes.

  5. Hi Elana,

    I did try some your’s recepies, but I have problem to digest the food, I can’t mix fruit with veggies together, so please if you have any recepies made of just from fruit or veggies I would love to get from you. Thanks Daniela

  6. Elana,
    I can’t wait to try this tonight with our weekly salmon dinner. It looks so good and I was just looking for something warming for this East Coast-like chilly weather.
    On a personal note, I know we must do what is best for our family – especially when it comes to education but I will really miss your family at the school. You know how I held both of your boys in my heart. I am glad that I can still be in touch from afar with this blog. Many blessings on your new journey and hopefully we will run into one another in town.
    Mary Beth

    • Mary Beth, thank you for everything you’ve done for my family! We’ve loved getting to know you at the Waldorf school :-)

  7. Penny, I believe most of us reading this blog could have not said it any better… Thank you for your comment. I used to feel unique when it came to what I chose to partake… This blog has transitioned my feeling of “unique” to my feeling of “informed”. Thanks for all who share!

  8. Elana, you’re right, food is a luxury! and we should all not take it so much for granted here in America! However, for me, eating things baked with almond flour etc. is a necessity due to food allergies and sensitvities. I also believe you either pay now or pay later when it comes to food. If you spend less on food, then you will probably pay in medical bills in the future! I would rather pay a little as I go and hopefully improve my health and quality of life!

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