Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker

More squash in my Produce Club!...I don't have a ton of recipes for squash, and I have a limited number of ways to prepare it. I love my slow cooker, and I'm always looking for new recipes for it. Here's what I found at A Year of Slow Cooking and I revised it a little to what I had on hand:

Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker
recipe adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking

Acorn Squash
juice of a orange (could use water)
2-3 tablespoons butter
Cinnamon for sprinkling on top

Wash squash, cut in half and scoop out the seeds. I microwaved the whole squash in the microwave for 2 minutes to soften up the peel before I cut into it and that seemed to reduce the whole squash-stuck-on-my-knife slamming actions that usually happens when I cut squash.

Cut into quarters or smaller pieces.

Put pieces into the slow cooker, cut up the butter and top the pieces with the butter. Top with the orange juice or water.

Cook on High for 3 or less hours, depending on how full the slow cooker is. I scooped out the squash, and put it in a bowl, then sprinkled cinnamon on top.

The verdict?
The orange flavor didn't come through as much as I hoped, but it was an easy way to steam the squash. It was a super easy dish and I'll be using my slow cooker for squash again!

I am also sharing this at The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap and at Ultimate Recipe Swap!

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 


  1. Sounds delicious! I keep trying new recipes to get my husband to eat vegetables, so I'll try this one out soon.

  2. I've never tried Acorn Squash. I wasn't sure what to do with it. :-) Now I know! I'll have to try this soon.