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Cook Acorn Squash Whole

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My family loves acorn squash, but I found it so difficult to cut it to scoop the seeds that one day I decided to cook it WHOLE and then cut and scoop later. It is wonderful. Cuts easily, doesn't blow up, and now we enjoy it so often. Also, I found an incredible taste difference between regular vs organic.

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By Billie from Melbourne, FL

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January 14, 20090 found this helpful

I love acorn squash and I have it often. I usually just put the whole squash in the micro for about 10 minutes. Cut it in half, using spoon take out seeds, butter and EAT!

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By f (Guest Post)
January 14, 20090 found this helpful

I love to eat spaghetti squash instead of, well, spaghetti (more nutrition, less calories, more filling). I do the same thing: microwave first, scoop seeds after. Works like a charm.

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By Amandablue (Guest Post)
January 14, 20090 found this helpful

Any winter squash can be cooked this way. Just don't forget to prick it well with a fork. Also when it's cooked half way you can take it out and cut it in half, scoop the seeds out, then season with brown sugar, nutmeg what ever you like.

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Then continue cooking till done. I also find a pyrex pie plate with a bit of water in it keeps the squash moist.

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