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In Season :: Baked Squash with Apple Stuffing

You may look at a squash and wonder what exactly you should do with it. Or atleast I do, every single time I buy one. They’re in season at the moment and overflowing at the Farmer’s Market. I love buying them, but then they just sit on the counter, looking festive but without purpose. Well, this year I wanted to make sure to get the ball rolling with my darling looking vegetables (aka botannical fruit) -instead of using them as centerpieces alone. I took the plunge and cut into my spaghetti squash. No turning back once you open it up.

Simple enough, there were pumpkin-like seeds and mush, which I removed. It left a nice cuby hole on both halves of the squash. I decided to fill it. Two fresh apples were peeled and choppped and placed in the hole. Then I drizzled the open faced squash and apples with coconut oil, sprinkled some cinnamon and nutmeg on top, and wrapped them up in foil. I placed them on a baking sheet and into the oven they went. An hour later, baked squash with apple stuffing was ready and our home carried its delectable aroma in every room.  
For dinner, I simply scooped out the smooth inside of the squash and served it as a tasty side dish.

Baked Squash with Apple Stuffing
Serves 4

1 large spaghetti squash, halved with seeds removed
2 apples, peeled and sliced
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F
  2. Wash and prepare squash and apples.
  3. Lay the halves of the squash open-faced on a baking sheet.
  4. Place equal amounts of apple slices in the core of each half.
  5. Drizzle one teaspoon of coconut oil on both sides.
  6. Top with a sprinkle of cinammon and nutmeg on both sides.
  7. Wrap them up separtely in aluminum foil, place them on the baking sheet and into the oven.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and open up the foil using oven mittens.
  9. Transfer to a serving platter.  Serve as a yummy side and enjoy!
Emily Smith

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  1. holy wow Emily, i can even see the steam coming off that amazing dish!

    i can’t quite relay how intense we are in our house when it comes to squash, it’s almost sacred okay! like seriously, KASA sits in wait for a food network show that includes it in a recipe and then takes notes like a demon on speed!!!! for real. he is hooked on teevz chefs and has started to make meals for me just because he’s seen something awesome he’s gotta share. it’s actually quite incredible but now maybe it’s my turn. this looks do-able and totally delish!!!! love the coconut oil infusion, yum! xo


  2. Hahahaa, that’s hilarious! I guess you guys would love this recipe then!! 🙂 I just bought a squash called “MAMA squash” – the name got me, for real. I can’t wait to come up with something creative for it too. Hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving weekend Lynn xx

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