Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash Microwave-Style!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Only 7 ingredients and made in the microwave, so you can throw this together in a jiffy. Great comfort food for the fall and winter months. Tart, sweet and good for you too. Perfect for those on a low sodium diet. NOTE: I have made the celery optional and I agree it is better without. I also use WAY more butter and cinnamon than what the recipe calls for :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut acorn squash in half, lengthwise. Remove and discard seeds and fiber.
  2. In a shallow microwave-safe dish, place squash cut-side down. Put 1 tbsp of water in bottom of dish. Microwave covered on high power 7 minutes until almost tender.
  3. In the meanwhile, combine apple, celery, cranberries, brown sugar, spice and butter in a mixing bowl.
  4. When squash is done, turn them over. Fill centers with apple mixture. Microwave covered on high power 5 minutes longer until squash and apple filling are tender. Let stand 3 minutes in microwave after done cooking.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is my new go-to recipe for acorn squash!

5 5

I made this for my husband and I; neither of us have ever eaten acorn squash before. We like it a lot. I would definetely add cinnamon and pumkin spice to this dish. Very easy and quick to make.

5 5

There is nothing not to love about this recipe! It's EASY to make, delicious, filling, healthy, and affordable. I will definitely be making this again. I couldn't believe it came out of my microwave. I made as directed except for using Earth Balance instead of butter, and a small drizzle of honey instead of sugar. Personally, I would never omit the celery. I think it balances the sweetness of the fruit. I chopped it up into tiny pieces, though, so maybe that helps it get cooked. The filling looked like a lot, but it was just about the right amount to fill the two squash halves. I topped them with some extra chopped walnuts for additional protein. Made for Veg*an Swap, March 2010.

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