Acorn Squash with Walnuts & Cranberries Recipe.

Here’s a new and delicious way to get your squash fix: instead of stuffing it with sausage or other meats, try a big pile of hearty walnuts and tart cranberries. The nuts give the whole dish a great texture, and the cranberries add little bursts of sweet-tart flavor in every bite: it’s perfect if you typically think of winter squash as bland or flavorless.


Acorn Squash with Walnuts & Cranberries Recipe


  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half, with the seeds scooped out;
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped;
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries;
  • 2 tbsp. honey; (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. butter or ghee;


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the walnuts, the cranberries, and the honey (if using).
  3. Split the mixture between the two squash halves. Top each half with 1 tablespoon butter or ghee.
  4. Place in a baking dish, and cover with foil.
  5. Place the squash in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour, or until the flesh is soft.

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