Diet Recipes

Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash (Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipe)

Want to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers this year? There’s my Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich or simply add leftover turkey to this soup for two classics, but this new thanksgiving leftover meal takes the cake. This delicious stuffed squash is loaded with cranberry relish, stuffing, turkey, and all your veggies; and it is SO good. I will be making this year after year! Made in partnership with Rubbermaid FreshWorks.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Squash (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) - Lexi's Clean KitchenThanksgiving Leftover Recipe: Thanksgiving Stuffed Acorn Squash

I am so excited to partner with Rubbermaid to bring you this awesome Thanksgiving leftover recipe!  Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver containers are dishwasher safe, BPA free, and help keep produce fresh 80% longer than traditional packaging. They are perfect storage containers for everyday use to extend the life of your produce, especially when you have so many veggies, fruits, and herbs in your fridge like I do!

I tested keeping my veggies in their original packaging and in the FreshWorks containers, and they are a total game changer!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Squash (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Their innovative food storage containers use patented FreshVent technology, which keeps produce fresher up to 80% longer. Simply move produce from the store packaging into the FreshWorks Produce Saver before refrigerating to help reduce moisture and spoilage! Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Squash (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Okay, let’s first roast up the squash. Any squash will do!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Squash (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

They make such a beautiful meal, and eliminate holiday food waste!  You can totally customize them with any leftovers!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Squash (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

How long do you bake stuffed squash?

Partake, then place equal amounts of filling in each squash half, piling it high in center. Bake until golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Squash (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free) - Lexi's Clean KitchenHow to Make Stuffed Roasted Squash

Thanksgiving Leftovers Stuffed Acorn Squash


For the Squash

  • 3 acorn squashes or squash of choice, cut into halves
  • 1 tablespoon butter, ghee, or oil
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper pepper

Everything Else

  • 2 cups leftover turkey
  • 2 cups Gluten-Free Stuffing
  • 1/2 cup Cranberry Spice Relish
  • 1 cup sautéed kale, or leftovers veggies of choice
  • 1 cup roasted brussels sprouts, or leftovers veggies of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper pepper


1. Combine the melted butter, salt, pepper. Remove the seeds from the squash, and brush over the cavity of squash.
2. Bake in a large roasting pan, cut side up, at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until squash is tender yet still holds its shape.
3. Combine the stuffing, vegetables, cranberry relish, and turkey in a large bowl. Taste and season with sage, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper as desired. Add in nuts if using.
5. Fill the squash halves with stuffing. Fill them up a good amount and in a moulded shape.
6. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, for 10 more minutes.
7. Serve hot!

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