How to Cook Acorn Squash in the Slow Cooker


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Fall is upon us! You’ll be amazed how easy acorn squash is to cook in the slow cooker!

2 halves of cooked acorn squash in 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.

cut open acorn squash with seeds gutted out on cutting board

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.

cut acorn squash with butter and spices on top.

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.

2 acorn squash with spice, brown sugar, and melted butter cooked in slow cooker

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.

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close up of 2 acorn squash cooked in slow cooker

How to make Acorn Squash

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 4
How to make acorn squash in the slow cooker. This sweet and buttery recipe is sure to please!


  • 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!



Nutritional values are approximate. If you require a special diet, please use your own calculations.  Nutritional value are for 1/4 of the recipe.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Peggy says:

    Do I have to scrape out middle befor adding all that yummy stiff

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, it comes out very easy.