We love this easy slow cooker stuffed acorn squash made with fresh squeezed juice, panko, maple sugar and pecans. *I received this slow cooker product for review for this post. All opinions are my own.
Don't you just love all of the squash varieties this time of year?! I'm a big squash fan, I have quite a few stuffed squash recipes on the blog. I guess you either love it or hate it, but it's one of my favorite seasonal fruits. Yes, they are actually a fruit variety. Anything grown from a flower that contains seeds is considered a fruit. Pumpkins, avocados, pea pods, corn kernels, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, etc. are all a part of the fruit family.
This slow cooker stuffed acorn squash is a sweet/savory side dish that would be perfect for your holiday spread. It's super easy to throw together and made with whole food ingredients. I'm all about trying to make your life (and my life) easier by creating recipes that are healthy and simple.
I mean, we've got so many other things to do than cook, right?!! I love my time in the kitchen, but I've got to save time for the gym, my family and work, too.
Speaking of saving time, this new programmable Stay or Go 6 qt slow cooker from Hamilton Beach is a valuable tool for busy cooks. I love the programmable timer feature and it automatically switches to a warm setting when the cook time is done.
This way, your food doesn't get mushy from overcooking while your away. You can set it to perfectly cook your recipe and leave it until you're ready to eat. I also love that you can throw the insert and lid in the dishwasher. Easy peasy!
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Slow Cooker Stuffed Acorn Squash
- 2 Acorn Squash
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs I used Ian's gluten-free panko
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- ¼ cup coconut sugar or maple sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Rinse squash and pat dry
- Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds
- Stir all remaining ingredients together, except olive oil and spoon into the center of the squash
- Arrange squash in the slow cooker and drizzle with olive oil
- Cook 5-6 hours on low, until squash is tender
I hope that you enjoy this stuffed acorn squash as much as we do!
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My favorite recipe in the slow cooker is beef stew.
This slow-cooker stuffed acorn squash recipe looks amazing! The only problem ... I'm allergic to walnuts!
My favorite is Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies.
I like making a lot of stuff in a slow cooker, but I must say that vegetarian chili comes out best when you use a slow cooker and along low cooking time.
I love to cook beef stew. The kids love it and we have it monthly.
I love vegetarian chili!
my favorite in the summertime is bbq pulled pork but in the winter time its chicken wild rice soup 🙂 these stuffed acorn squashes look AWESOME though!
I love slow cooker food, one of my favorites is a pot roast, always comes out moist.
We love acorn squash but have never made in the crockpot. I have one sitting here and will be making it tomorrow with this Amazing recipe! One of our many favorites in the crockpot are stuffed peppers the Somersize way and a ribrecipe that is to die for. Thanks for All the great recipes!!
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
My favorite is probably pulled pork, but that's just because it's what I make the most in my slow cooker. Crossing my fingers because my slow cooker bit the dust and I desperately need a new one before winter really sets in! Mine was ANCIENT! Your stuffed acorn squash looks awesome...I never think to do anything like that, but my old one didn't have any of the controls either. When I get a new one, I'll be willing to try a lot more stuff in it!
Rotel Dip! Once that cheese is melted you can't drag me away from the crock pot.
I love making pot roast that falls apart when it's finished.
Slow Cookers for the win!! I just used mine today to make shredded bbq chicken to use for quesadillas, sandwiches, and pasta this week. Such an easy way to get some food prep done while working.
I think I may try this squash recipe for our Thanksgiving dinner this year - looks so good!
Thank you Heather! Love shredded bbq in the slow cooker, too! Yum!
Just made pumpkin butter in the slow cooker. Applesauce is another favorite.
I like to make broth.
My family loves it when I make pot roast in my slow cooker. There is nothing better than coming home afer a long day at work to the delicious smell of pot roast.
I love to make Chili Con Carne in the slow cooker!
My favorite slow cooker recipe is taco soup
one of my favs, too, MaryAnn!
This time of year I like stews and chilis, but overall I like roasts and tenderloins because they come out so tender and juicy.
my favorite is roast with potatoes and carrots
this was wonderful! Thank you for sharing all these tips and recipes..really helps those of us without the create gene;)