Fall is upon us! You’ll be amazed how easy acorn squash is to cook in the slow cooker!
All my life I’ve seen the Acorn Squash at the store and I really had no idea what to do with them. Acorn squash was 5 for 5 dollars at Fred Meyers this last week.
I did these Acorn Squash in the slow cooker in a sweet style, they are delicious side for a fall meal. At this point in my 3 years of blogging, I’ve come to realize I will never run out of things to make in my slow cooker.
This recipe is just as easy as my Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes recipe. I almost hate to call this a recipe, it’s that easy. I cut the stem of the acorn squash, then cut it in half, seasoned it with spices, brown sugar, and butter.
I added a touch of water to the bottom of the slow cooker to keep it extra moist. For one dollar and a bit of spice, sugar, and butter, this side dish is a winner.
More squash recipes for your slow cooker:
- Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Butternut Squash
- Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meat Sauce
- Rosemary Whole Chicken and Butternut Squash
- Slow Cooker Summer Minestrone
How to make Acorn Squash
- Slow Cooker- 6 quart or larger
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 acorn squash
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- Add the 1/2 cup water to a large oval slow cooker.
- Cut the squash in half down the middle.
- Place the acorn squash in the slow cooker flesh up.
- Sprinkle over the cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar evenly onto the squash. Add a 1 Tbsp. slice of butter in the middle of each acorn squash half.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 3.5 hours without opening the lid while it cooks.
- Serve and enjoy!