Acorn Squash

Double Up on Acorn Squash

For a well-rounded Thanksgiving dinner lineup, make sure you’ve drafted the key players on a winning team: fresh fruits and vegetables.

Acorn Squash may be a little shorter and a little wider than its cousin, Butternut Squash, but with a skin that’s edible when cooked, this little guy can make a big difference in your prep time on Thanksgiving day.

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How do you know if its ready to play in the big game?
Most commonly dark green on the outside, with splotches of yellow orange

How do you prepare it?
Chop off the stem and choose your adventure with this utility player: Acorn Squash can be sliced, or even stuffed, for baking. Just be sure to remove the seeds first—which can also be eaten, toasted in the oven. Peel your squash to use it in soup, too

Key stats to know?
Good source of dietary fiber and potassium!

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