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Taco Stuffed Acorn Squash

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Bought acorn squashes, but don’t know what to make? I’ve got you covered. It’s Whole30 Taco Stuffed Acorn Squash is stuffed with taco ground turkey and topped with delicious salsa.
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3.42 from 12 votes


For the Acorn Squash

For the Ground Turkey Tacos

For the Salsa

  • 2 medium tomatoes — diced
  • ¼ cup red onion — diced
  • 1 green bell pepper — diced
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeno — chopped — remove seeds for less heat
  • Fresh cilantro — chopped — optional
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove — minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 370 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Pour olive oil over the acorn squash and sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in over for 50-60 minutes, until skin is soft and fork-tender.
  5. While the acorn is baking in the oven, prepare the taco ground beef. In a skillet, add olive oil over medium high heat.
  6. Add the ground beef and brown until no longer pink. Reduce the heat to medium and add onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent.
  7. Add all the spices and mix everything well to combine.
  8. Pour over the tomato sauce and water. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 20-25 minutes. Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
  9. Meanwhile, let’s make the salsa by combining all the ingredients in a medium-size bowl. Set aside. (Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days if you have leftover).
  10. 10. To assemble, divide taco turkey meat among squash and top with salsa. Serve immediately or store separately in meal-prep containers in the refrigerator until ready to reheat and eat during the week.
Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Acorn, Low-carb Recipe, Paleo Recipe, Stuffed Acorn, taco, whole30 recipe

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 396, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 1073mg, Potassium: 1612mg, Carbohydrates: 40g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 29g

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