Thanksgiving Leftover Baked Acorn Squash. How to serve acorn squash on Thanksgiving. Rather than simply roast acorn squash with olive oil and fresh herbs, we looked to our love of all-things savory-sweet and applied it here, with a melted butter-cinnamon-sugar mixture that you'll literally want to lick off the roasted squash. Baked stuffed acorn squash with cornbread stuffing is a delicious side dish recipe for Thanksgiving.
Ingredients of Thanksgiving Leftover Baked Acorn Squash
- You need 2-4 of whole acorn squash.
- Prepare 1 stick of Butter.
- You need Pinch of Fresh Herbs.
- It’s 2-4 cups of Brown sugar.
- You need Dash of Honey.
- It’s 1 of box/bag Brown rice and/or Quinoa (or leftover if available).
- It’s 1 tablespoon of Olive oil.
- Prepare 1 of Sweet Orange pepper.
- You need 1 of Sweet Yellow pepper.
- It’s 1 of yellow onion.
- You need of Leftover turkey.
- You need of Leftover corn.
- It’s of Leftover stuffing.
- It’s of Leftover cranberry sauce.
- You need of Leftover Marshmallows.
- You need of Baked Squash Seeds.
And…the holiday dishes continue here on P-Dub Cooks. She pointed out that anytime you have leftover cooked squash you can freeze it for future use. She suggested freezing it in muffin tins for easy single portions. Your Thanksgiving meals don't need to end in just one day!
Thanksgiving Leftover Baked Acorn Squash instructions
- Preheat Oven to 375°. Wash and cut acorn squash into halves. Scoop out all the seeds and set aside. Place squash onto a baking sheet or dish. Cut stick of butter, placing 2-3 pats into each squash half according to size. Add a pinch of leftover herbs from making your Thanksgiving Turkey, I had some thyme leftover, but use what you have and/or prefer. *(If you already have leftover cooked acorn squash halves then skip this step and cut the time in half!).
- Next, place 1/2 cup brown sugar into each squash half on top of the butter and herbs. Drizzle honey across each squash along the edges and inside middles. Place in the oven for 30-35 to soften up while you prepare the filling. *(If you already have leftover cooked acorn squash halves then skip this step!).
- Slice yellow and orange peppers and sweet onion. Saute veggies in oil, then make the rice and/or quinoa according to instructions. *(We didnt have rice or quinoa leftover from our feast so I used a one skillet meal starter with quinoa and brown rice. If you have leftover rice or quinoa to use then skip this step!).
- When skillet mix is finished, add leftover turkey (shredded or diced) to the mix. Add leftover corn also and mix well. Cover and set aside..
- Remove acorn squash from heat and allow to cool slightly, while you make the baked seeds..
- Leave oven at 375°. Remove all seeds from squash insides and place into a bowl. Wash and rinse well. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray and lay seeds out into a flat layer. Spray a layer of cooking spray across the tops of seeds. Immediately after spraying, dust tops with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 15-20 mins until toasty. Then remove and let cool. *(If you already have some baked seeds use what you have and skip this step!).
- Now, using a spoon place leftover stuffing and quinoa/rice mix with leftover turkey and corn into the baked acorn squash halves..
- Finally, Preheat the oven to 400°. Place a scoop of leftover cranberry sauce onto each mixture filled acorn squash half. Top with leftover marshmallows (if you use these from your sweet potato recipes) and drizzle honey across tops. Place into Oven..
- Bake stuffed acorn squash for 25-35 mins until marshmallow is melted and insides are warm. Remove from heat. Top with baked seeds. Serve & Enjoy!.
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