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How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker

How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker

Step by step directions How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker. It is super easy and it comes out soft and delicious every time!

Do you want to know the absolute easiest way to cook an acorn squash? Yes? You will be so happy to know How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker.

This method is totally hands off. You do not need to watch it, check on it or bother with it until hours later when it is finished cooking. Just put the acorn squash in the slow cooker and come back later to it finished and perfectly done.

Acorn squash is a great thing to grow in the garden.  It usually produces well and is easy to keep for months by simply storing it in a dry, cool place.

It is also easy to cook and freezes well. I love to have small containers of this all cooked up and ready to thaw and serve as a side dish through the winter. It can be frozen with or without the butter; however you like it.

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How to Cook Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

Tools needed

Non stick spray—may be optional but I always give my slow cooker a spray for easy cleanup

Slow Cooker

Sharp Knife—to cut open the squash

Spoon—to scoop out the seeds

Fork—to test for doneness

Acorn Squash

½ cup water

Directions

(Full printable directions are just below.)

1. Spray your slow cooker with non stick spray.

spraying slow cooker

2. Cut off the squash in half.

3. Scoop out the seeds.

acorn squash cut in half, seeds in bowl, 1/2 cup water and slow cooker

4. Put halves in the slow cooker, open sides up.

5. Add ½ water to slow cooker.

acorn squash cut in half in slow cooker.

6. Cook on high for about 3 hours or low 5-6 hours.

7. Test by poking with a fork. When it goes in easily, it is done.

cooked acorn squash in slow cooker and poking with fork to test for doneness.

8. Scoop out the orange flesh with a spoon.

scooping out flesh of acorn squash with spoon.
acorn squash in bowl on right and skin on plate on left.

9. Add butter, salt and pepper if desired and serve.

It will freeze well. 

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How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker

Acorn squash in white bowl

Step by step directions How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker. It is super easy and it comes out soft and delicious every time!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Tools

  • Non stick spray—may be optional but I always give my slow cooker a spray for easy cleanup
  • Slow Cooker
  • Sharp Knife—to cut open the squash
  • Spoon—to scoop out the seeds
  • Fork—to test for doneness
  • Acorn Squash
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

1. Spray your slow cooker with non stick spray.

2. Cut off the squash in half.

3. Scoop out the seeds.

4. Put halves in the slow cooker, open sides up.

5. Add 1/2 cup water to slow cooker.

6. Cook on high for about 3 hours or low 5-6 hours.

7. Test by poking with a fork. When it goes in easily, it is done.

8 Scoop out the orange flesh with a spoon.

9. Add butter, salt and pepper to taste and serve.



Notes

It will freeze well. 

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