Show-stopping Acorn Squash Recipe: Acorn Squash With Burrata, Garlic Brown Butter, Pecans & Salsa Verde by Chef Adrianne Calvo

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Show-stopping Acorn Squash Recipe: Acorn Squash With Burrata, Garlic Brown Butter, Pecans & Salsa Verde

As the season start to change, it’s no secret chefs love to show off their chops with the oncoming assortment of vegetables and produce. Inspired by ingredients and the seasons, here's my vibrant recipe for a fall favorite: acorn squash.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 to 45 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 acorn squash, cut into 4 pieces and seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup burrata mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, slivers
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup green onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • pinch kosher salt

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the cut squash onto a baking sheet and drizzle with canola oil, sprinkle with brown sugar and salt. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. In a small sauté pan over medium heat, cook pecans in butter for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce and crushed red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  3. In a blender, add the parsley, green onion, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and salt. Blend until smooth.
  4. To plate, add a spoonful of burrata on top of the squash and drizzle with salsa verde. Then, top with the pecan garlic butter. 

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Donna John
This looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Unbelievable! Can't wait to try this!!
Donna John
Made this a couple days ago it's really good! So many different flavors and textures going on here. Will make it again. Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, Donna John ! Way to go. Wish I could have tried it with you!! Love the pics. You are amazing!
Chef Gigi Gaggero, Our 30Seconds Resident Chef
Chef, I'm dying. I need this in my life NOW!!!

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