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Twice Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese and Corn vegetable side dish or vegetarian main course. Squash recipe. #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #squash #twicebakedsquash #recipe #easyrecipe #easyrecipes #sidedish #vegetable #fallfood #cheese #corn #delicious #meatless #meatlessmonday

Twice Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese and Corn

Squash is my one of my favorite foods in fall and winter. While playing in my kitchen one day, I came up with a yummy recipe idea for Twice Baked Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cheese and Corn, plus jalapeños and scallions. This Mexican influenced recipe is super tasty and filling, which is great for a vegetarian main dish. A quarter of a squash also works great as side dish alongside a meat entrée. This is an easy recipe that takes very little effort to make. It is delicious!
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 5 people


  • 3 acorn squash
  • 8 ounces American Neufchatel cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Queso Fresco cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup canned corn with peppers corn with red and green peppers
  • 1 Tablespoon canned jalapenos
  • 1 Tablespoon scallions, chopped fine


  • Slice acorn squash in half and scoop out insides and seeds. Place upside down in a pan with sides with a bit of water and cook at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes until soft to a fork pierce. Remove squash from the oven.
  • I prepare the cheese/corn mixture while the squash is cooking. Combine 8 oz. softened American Neufchatel cheese, 1/2 c. Queso Fresco cheese crumbles, 1/2 c. corn with red and green peppers, 1 Tbsp. canned jalapenos, 1 Tbsp. finely chopped scallions and stir.
  • Scoop out the squash from one of the halves of acorn squash, leave the rest of the squash halves intact. Add 1/2 cup. cooked acorn squash to cheese and corn mixture and stir well.
  • Add 1/3 cup cheese/vegetable mixture to each of the five squash halves. Cook for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Then broil for 15-20 minutes on low or until cheese turns golden, watch near end so the cheese doesn't burn. Serve immediately.


This squash recipe is also good as a leftover. Store leftovers in the fridge and heat in the microwave before enjoying.
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