Got an acorn squash that's just hanging out with nothing to do? Here's a simple way to cook it, then stuff it with a spicy apple-walnut filling.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 small acorn squash (2 lb.)
1 Tbsp. butter
1 small onion, chopped
1 small red apple, chopped
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
1/2 cup PLANTERS Walnuts
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
Add To Shopping List
Let's Make It
Cut off and discard small piece from pointed end of squash. Cut squash crosswise in half; remove and discard seeds. Place, cut sides down, on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 12 min. or until squash is very tender.
Meanwhile, melt butter in small skillet on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 4 to 5 min. or until tender and golden brown. Stir in apples; cook 1 min. Add cream cheese; cook 1 min. or until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in nuts.
Place squash, cut sides up, on serving platter; fill centers with apple mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Serve this irresistible vegetable side dish along with your favorite grilled lean meat at your next get-together.
How to Bake Squash in Oven
Place squash halves, cut sides down, in shallow baking pan. Bake in 375ºF-oven for 40 to 45 min. or until very tender.
Prepare as directed, using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.