Choose from a variety of hearty squash recipes you can stuff with proteins, veggies, and more!
For busy weeknights (and weekdays, for that matter), sometimes you need a no-fuss dish that packs a nutritious punch. That’s where stuffed squash recipes come into play. Easy to make, they’re a great way to keep satisfied and fit.
Essentially any squash you find at the grocery store can be cut up and stuffed into a delicious meal. Think butternut squash, acorn squash, kabocha squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkins, and beyond.
While some of these Paleo-friendly recipes come stuffed with ground meat and tomatoes, others include sausage and whole eggs baked right in. There are also dessert options like apple-stuffed pumpkins or cranberry and walnut-stuffed squash.
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If you’re looking for something more innovative, check out the dairy-free Alfredo or cashew cheese combos. For cozy winter flavors, you can expect to find warm ingredients like cinnamon, maple syrup, and nutmeg.
Whichever recipe you choose, you’re sure to have a satiating meal with minimal hassle and easy cleanup. What’s not to like about that?
Roasted Grape and Ground Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash
Have you ever had roasted grapes? They’re sweet, juicy, slightly caramelized, and great with seasoned turkey. Use them to stuff your squash for a hearty meal.
Recipe: Physical Kitchness | Roasted Grape and Ground Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boat
If you need a crustless pizza option, spaghetti squash halves are a lifesaver. Let soft tendrils of squash soak up your favorite sauce, Paleo cheese, and toppings.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boat
Egg Sage Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
These savory, stuffed acorn squashes may have scrambled eggs tucked in them, but you can enjoy these for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Recipe: Paleo Gluten Free Eats | Egg Sage Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats
Tuscan chicken pasta is a delicious comfort food, but this veggie-based version offers a healthier take. Swap traditional noodles with low-carb spaghetti squash instead.
Recipe: Wicked Spatula | Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cranberries and Walnuts
If you like lightly sweet, nutritious desserts, this stuffed squash recipe is the one for you. Roasted cranberries and walnuts nestle into an acorn squash bed, seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cranberries and Walnuts
Pork and Pear Stuffed Acorn Squash
Apples are the typical pick for adding sweetness to stuffed squash recipes, but this pork and pear version uses sweet, crisp Bosc pears to great effect.
Recipe: Real Simple Good | Pork and Pear Stuffed Acorn Squash
Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boat
Have you been missing your favorite creamy Alfredo sauce? Try this Paleo version instead! It uses cashews for rich, silky texture and tastes amazing when paired with spaghetti squash and bacon.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boat
5-Ingredient Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash
This recipe has an egg baked right into a sausage-stuffed acorn squash. It’s a hearty and healthy breakfast that’ll keep you full for hours.
Recipe: PaleOMG | 5-Ingredient Breakfast Stuffed Acorn Squash
Stuffed Squash Pizza Boats with Cashew Cheese
Dig into these savory pizza boats made with hearty butternut squash.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Stuffed Squash Pizza Boats with Cashew Cheese
Paleo Stuffed Yellow Squash
Mild yellow squash is a perfect blank canvas for a bold, tomato-rich, ground beef mixture.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Paleo Stuffed Yellow Squash
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spinach, Pork, and Leeks
These acorn squashes are packed with veggies and pork for a simple recipe that comes together in less than an hour. Make them for your next weeknight meal!
Recipe: Every Last Bite | Acorn Squash Stuffed with Spinach, Pork, and Leeks
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Here’s a classic take on stuffed spaghetti squash, with spaghetti sauce and ground meat as the stuffing.
Recipe: Add a Pinch | Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Mini Pumpkin Stuffed with Caramelized Cinnamon Apples
Stuffed squash isn’t just for dinner: You can even stuff pumpkins with sweet, spicy apples for a seasonal holiday dessert.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mini Pumpkin Stuffed with Caramelized Cinnamon Apples
Beef-Stuffed Butternut Squash
This recipe requires a butternut squash large enough to pack in a pound of ground beef and bacon! It’s guaranteed to keep you fed for days.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Beef-Stuffed Butternut Squash
Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Every component of this dish adds deep, rich flavors, from the caramelized onions to the sweet apples to the herby sausage.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash
Don’t forget about delicata squash when it comes to your stuffed recipe options. Its natural sweetness makes it the perfect base for all kinds of fillings – like this sausage, cranberry, and pecan version.
Recipe: Simple Healthy Kitchen | Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash
Paleo Stuffed Butternut Squash
This super-simple stuffed butternut squash comes together in 45 minutes. All you’ll need is ground meat, seasonings, apple, onion, and cooking fat.
Recipe: Our Savory Life | Paleo Stuffed Butternut Squash
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
A stuffed spaghetti squash with all the flavors of buffalo chicken wings? Count us in.
Recipe: The Real Food Dietitians | Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Sausage and Apple Stuffed Squash
Sausage and apple are a popular combination for stuffing squashes. Try this recipe if you’re looking for something new!
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Sausage and Apple Stuffed Squash
“Candied” Maple Roasted Squash
This stuffed squash recipe is great if you’re craving something sweet and crunchy. Featuring maple syrup, dates, and chopped pecans, it’s the perfect choice for a low-sugar treat.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | “Candied” Maple Roasted Squash
Stuffing Stuffed Pumpkin
Say that name five times fast. As the name suggests, a grain-free stuffing fills a sweet little pumpkin. You can save these for holiday meals, or eat them anytime you’re feeling festive.
Recipe: What Great Grandma Ate | Stuffing Stuffed Pumpkin
Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Olives, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and tons of other Mediterranean-inspired ingredients make up this bright and fresh recipe.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Delicata Squash with Caramelized Onion, Beef and Bacon Stuffing
A savory, salty mix of caramelized onions, beef, and bacon fill a mildly sweet delicata squash. What’s not to love?
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Delicata Squash with Caramelized Onion, Beef and Bacon Stuffing
Chicken and Pork Stuffed Squash
This recipe uses buttercup squash as its base, but really any winter variety will do. Pro tip: Save the seeds from the squash and roast them for a snack.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Chicken and Pork Stuffed Squash
Ground Turkey Stuffed Pumpkin
Real talk: This is essentially a turkey meatloaf stuffed in a pumpkin – and we’re totally here for it.
Recipe: Mangia Paleo | Ground Turkey Stuffed Pumpkin
Stuffed Kabocha Squash
This vegan and Paleo stuffed kabocha squash recipe is a great way to pack tons of veggies into your diet. Drizzle on a bit of your favorite Paleo salad dressing for even more flavor.
Recipe: Detoxinista | Stuffed Kabocha Squash
Smoky Bison Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
This bison-stuffed spaghetti squash is tasty and comforting, but there are so many more options for customization (like pine nuts and curry).
Recipe: Healing Gourmet | Smoky Bison Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
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