Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free blue cheese or regular at your own risk.


"Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody."
-Samuel Pepys, Diarist

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is one of those deceptively simple recipes that is so good. A bit of squash and a bit of cheese... cooking is supposed to be harder than this. Sometimes it is just this easy and delicious.


Blue Cheese Acorn Squash

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 small acorn squash

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes OK leftovers. Reheat gently.

1 small acorn squash (about 1 pound)
spray olive oil
1 1/2 ounces blue cheese (crumbled)

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.

Spray a large skillet lightly with olive oil. Place the squash in the skillet cut side down and place the pan in the oven. Roast for about 35 - 40 minutes.

Remove the squash and let cool slightly. Slice each half as thinly as possible into crescents. Divide the crescents onto two oven proof plates or au gratin dishes. Arrange the crescents so that they overlap slightly.

Sprinkle the blue cheese across the top of the squash, distributing the cheese evenly between the two plates. Place the plates in the oven for about 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 small acorn squash

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 164 Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 10%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 300mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 18% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 831 mg
Magnesium 77 mg