Stuffed Acorn Squash
with Cranberry Sauce

(AIP & Paleo)

October 24, 2021 | By Monica

This delicious roasted acorn squash recipe is stuffed with all your favorite fall ingredients!
This tasty recipe first roasts acorn squash before stuffing with ground bison, carrot, spinach, garlic, onion and various seasonings. The cranberry sauce lends a balancing sweet taste to many of the already savory ingredients. This is a perfect addition to any fall gathering or is a great excuse to use up leftover Cranberry Sauce from Thanksgiving! This recipe is AIP, Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free.

This tasty recipe first roasts acorn squash before stuffing with ground bison, carrot, spinach, garlic, onion and various seasonings. The cranberry sauce lends a balancing sweet taste to many of the already savory ingredients. This is a perfect addition to any fall gathering or is a great excuse to use up leftover Cranberry Sauce from Thanksgiving! 

Fun Health Facts

Acorn squash is packed with antioxidants and low in calories. It's believed to protect against arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer.

Bison is a nutrient-dense red meat that is lean and also low in calories. They are generally raised on a pasture, creating much more favorable conditions than factory farms. The meat is high in selenium, thought to help prevent oxidative stress.

Cranberries are loaded with beneficial nutrients and are incredibly healthy. They are believed to help oral hygiene, promote heart, kidney and skin health and are also used to treat UTIs.

Ingredients Needed for the Stuffed Acorn Squash

  • 2 acorn squash

  • 1 lb bison meat

  • Shredded carrot

  • Spinach

  • Garlic

  • Green Onion

  • Olive oil

  • Parsley

  • Marjoram

  • Oregano

  • Thyme

  • Salt

Ingredients Needed for the Cranberry Sauce

  • 12 oz cranberries

  • Maple syrup

  • Water

  • Orange juice and zest

  • Cinnamon

  • Salt

  • Ground ginger

  • Turmeric

This tasty recipe first roasts acorn squash before stuffing with ground bison, carrot, spinach, garlic, onion and various seasonings. The cranberry sauce lends a balancing sweet taste to many of the already savory ingredients. This is a perfect addition to any fall gathering or is a great excuse to use up leftover Cranberry Sauce from Thanksgiving! This recipe is AIP, Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free.

 Tips & Tricks

  • Not into bison meat? No problem. Substitute beef here instead.

  • When picking out an acorn squash, get one that is mostly green or white with only a little bit of orange.

  • The cranberries will burst and perfectly thicken the sauce while cooking.

  • Make sure to not overcook the sauce (12-15 min max) otherwise it will not set correctly.

  • Chill the sauce before serving.