Slow Cooker Acorn Squash

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Slow Cooker Acorn Squash captures the essence of autumn’s bounty. This simple wholesome recipe is an easy set and forget slow cooker recipe.

slow cooker acorn squash

As the leaves turn and the weather cools, there’s no better way to savor the flavors of the season than with this recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned home chef or just learning basic cooking skills, slow cooker acorn squash is a delightful addition to your repertoire. And everyone needs easy dinner ideas! So let your crock pot be your assistant in the kitchen.

A blend of earthy sweetness and tender goodness. Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure that brings out the best in this humble winter vegetable in the convenience of your trusty slow cooker.

What does acorn squash taste like

Acorn squash has a mild, sweet, and nutty flavor with a slightly earthy undertone. The taste is often described as a cross between butternut squash and sweet potato. When cooked, the flesh becomes tender and slightly creamy, making it a versatile ingredient for both sweet and savory dishes.

Acorn squash’s natural flavor can be enhanced with seasonings like cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, butter, or herbs for a savory twist. It’s a popular choice for stuffing and can be used in soups, casseroles, and side dishes. Its unique taste and texture make it a favorite among those who appreciate the flavors of fall and winter vegetables.

Acorn squash soup

We love winter squash and make magnificent acorn squash soup. Here are some other winter squash recipes for you to try:

ingredients for acorn squash recipe

Acorn squash in the crock pot

acorn squash being cut in half and seeds removed

I love how the squash turns out soft and tender when all you do is set it and forget it while you do other things around the house. The crock pot is a busy person’s best friend!

cooked acorn squash in a crock pot
cooked acorn squash on a board
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Slow Cooker Acorn Squash

Soft, slightly sweet, rich, earthy acorn squash cooked to perfection without having to stand over it.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time3 hours 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, crock pot, slow cooker, slow cooker acorn squash
Servings: 4
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Christina


  • 2 whole acorn squash
  • ½ c water
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • c light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter


  • Prepare your acorn squash by slicing it in half from top to bottom. Remove the seeds.
  • Pour the water into the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place your squash in the slow cooker.
  • Top each half with brown sugar and nutmeg. (You can add cinnamon here too but I am allergic)
  • Place 1 tbsp of a butter slice in the middle of the squash.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 3.5 hours.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1141IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2mg

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