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Lazy Slow Cooker Acorn Squash

Delicious and wholesome crockpot acorn squash is an easy addition to any meal! This recipe will provide you with tender and sweet roasted acorn squash halves filled with naturally flavor enhancing craisins.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot acorn squash, easy acorn squash, roasted acorn squash, slow cooker acorn squash
Servings: 2
Calories: 344kcal



  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • ¼ cup crushed nuts (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon butter or non dairy butter alternative
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar or brown sugar alternative
  • 2 dashes cinnamon


  • place liner in slow cooker and fill with ½ cup water
    ½ cup water
  • cut acorn squash in half and remove seeds.
    1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • cut off pointy tip of the bottom of squash so each half and stand up without tipping over and place both halves in slow cooker
  • add ¼ cup raisins or dried cranberries to middle of each squash half
    ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • add 1 tablespoon brown sugar (or substitute) to each half
    2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • place one pat (1 tablespoon worth) of butter or butter substitute into each half
    2 tablespoon butter
  • if using nuts, sprinkle on top of each half
    ¼ cup crushed nuts (optional)
  • sprinkle lightly with cinnamon
    2 dashes cinnamon
  • cover slow cooker and cook on low for 3 - 4 hours.
  • Enjoy!


Note:  Calories based on use of sugar and butter rather than substitutes and almonds.
With a calorie free sweetener, a dairy free butter alternative and no almonds, calories are closer to 300.    


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 821IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg