Stuffed Acorn Squash With Cauliflower Rice and Beef Recipe

Updated on January 17, 2020
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Stuffed autumn acorn squash.
Stuffed autumn acorn squash.

Unsure about what to do with an autumn acorn squash? Looking to switch up your traditional stuffed pepper recipe? Try this healthy comfort food to fill your stomach and lean your waistline.

Cook Time

Prep time: 50 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef (grassfed, if possible)
  • 2 whole acorn squash
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic, diced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced


  1. Bake acorn squash facedown on baking sheet or in baking dish at 400°F for 30 mins. If not done, cook longer, checking regularly. Squash is done when skin is soft and gives way to a fork. Be careful; it will be very hot.
  2. While squash is baking, wash and cut up cauliflower. Place cauliflower in food processor (or Vita-mix, using wet chop method) and “rice” cauliflower. Cauliflower should resemble white rice when complete. Cauliflower "rice" is a fantastic substitute and can be used in a number of dishes.
  3. Add coconut oil to sauté pan with onion. Cook until soft. Brown ground beef. Do not overcook! Mix in spicy seasoning.
  4. After beef is nearly browned, saute cauliflower in pan with oil of choice, adding sea salt and cracked pepper to taste.
  5. When squash is done, scoop out seeds and pulp with a large spoon. Replace with beef and “rice” mixture.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10 to 20 minutes.

Photo Tutorial

Bake the squash facedown at 400°F for 30 minutes or until skin is soft.
Bake the squash facedown at 400°F for 30 minutes or until skin is soft.
Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a large spoon.
Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a large spoon.
Saute the onion, then add the ground beef and spices.
Saute the onion, then add the ground beef and spices.
Fill the squash with the beef and the cauliflower "rice."
Fill the squash with the beef and the cauliflower "rice."

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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Calories 384
Calories from Fat144
% Daily Value *
Fat 16 g25%
Saturated fat 8 g40%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 36 g12%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 10 g40%
Protein 29 g58%
Cholesterol 71 mg24%
Sodium 955 mg40%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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