Autumn Vegan Recipe: Cranberry and Pecan-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Autumn Vegan Recipe

Comfort food for the cozy autumn season: As the leaves change colors, embrace the spirit of fall with this hearty vegan main dish. Baked acorn squash halves bursting with cranberry and pecan filling make for a beautiful plant-based meal worthy of any Thanksgiving table. An autumn vegan recipe this tasty will have you feeling thankful all season long.


2 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded
1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1 small apple, peeled and diced
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories per serving: 200
Country of Origin: North America


Preheat oven to 375°F. Place squash cut-side up on a baking sheet. Mix together the remaining ingredients and stuff into squash halves. Bake 45 minutes until tender.

During autumn squashes’ peak season, their carbs provide long-lasting energy. Acorn squash pairs perfectly with cranberries’ antioxidants and pecans’ healthy fats and vitamins and is a tasty and nutritious autumn vegan recipe.

One baking sheet is all that’s needed to prepare this cozy seasonal favorite using ingredients readily available at most grocery stores. The Individual portions make clean-up easy too!

Nutritional Breakdown for this Autumn Vegan Recipe

Squash: High fiber, vitamins A & C. Help digestion and immune function.
Cranberries: Bioactive compounds may prevent urinary tract infections.
Pecans: Monounsaturated “good” fat supports heart & brain health.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long will it keep? Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days. Freeze portions for up to 3 months.
Can I use pumpkin instead? Yes, any winter squash like pumpkin or butternut works well.
Can I prep ahead? Yes, prepare all components up to 24 hours before baking.

Get your fiber Thanksgiving feast

With minimal prep and hands-off baking, this colorful autumn vegan recipe brings hearty squash, fiber, and antioxidants to any fall table.

Its presentation alone will impress guests while you relax, knowing this plant-powered meal came together easily. Start your new favorite seasonal tradition tonight!

ⓘ Disclaimer:
Please note that the information provided in this blog post is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. The author of this article is not an expert. It is important to consult with a qualified professional. The content of this blog post is based on the author’s personal experiences, research, and opinions. nor the author assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequences resulting from the use of this information. By reading this blog post, you acknowledge and accept that the information provided here is not a substitute for professional advice.

Amazon Associates Program: is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by advertising and linking to

Affiliate Disclaimer/Disclosure:
Please assume any links to 3rd party products are affiliate links for which I may receive a small payment from the vendor if you decide to sign up or purchase – at no cost to you.

Leave a Reply