Baked Pineapple and Acorn Squash

Baked pineapple and acorn squash is a delicious dish that will make you appreciate these often underrated foods. The sweetness of the pineapple pairs perfectly with the slight bitterness of the squash, making for a wonderfully balanced dish. Plus, this recipe is healthy and easy to make, so you can enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal without spending too much time in the kitchen. So why not give baked pineapple and acorn squash a try? You won’t be disappointed. Now, let’s get cooking!

Baked Pineapple and Acorn Squash
Baked Pineapple and Acorn Squash

Appropriate for: Diabetes, Dialysis, Gluten-Free, Kidney Disease, CKD

Baked Pineapple and Acorn Squash Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half and seeded
  • 2 tsp + 1 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 TBSP pineapple, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

How to Prepare Baked Pineapple and Acorn Squash

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Place squash with cut side up in greased baking pan
  • Place one teaspoon butter plus one teaspoon brown sugar in each acorn half
  • Cover squash with aluminum foil and bake until tender, approximately 30 minutes
  • Scoop cooked squash out of shells, leaving 1/4 inch thick shell
  • Mix cooked squash, pineapple, 1 tablespoon butter, and nutmeg; beat until smooth
  • Spoon mixture into shells; heat at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes

Baked Pineapple and Acorn Squash Nutrition Facts

(makes 2 servings)

Carbohydrates31 g
Protein2 g
Dietary Fiber
Total Fat
Sodium90 mg
Potassium783 mg
Phosphorus80 mg

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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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