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Smoky Tempeh Stuffed Acorn Squash -- A hearty vegan recipe that's perfect for your holiday meal or dinner! You won't even miss the meat!| @sinfulnutrition #vegan #thanksgiving

Smoky Tempeh Stuffed Acorn Squash


Smoky Tempeh Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe -- A hearty vegan main dish that's one of my favorite healthy recipes for Thanksgiving and beyond.


  • 1 medium acorn squash, cut in half and deseeded
  • 1 (8 ounce) package tempeh, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 tablespoons water or tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped green onion, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray cut acorn squash with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place cut side down on a baking sheet, and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until tender.
  4. While the squash is baking, heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Add oil and garlic, and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  6. Add finely chopped tempeh, and sautee 2 minutes.
  7. Add tomato paste, water, liquid smoke, and soy sauce to combine. Remove from heat.
  8. Once squash is cooked, add half of tempeh mixture to each squash.
  9. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Main Dish, Entree, Holidays
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: vegan


  • Serving Size: 1/2 acorn squash
  • Calories: 372
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 404
  • Fat: 13
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 41
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 28
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: vegan, vegetarian, tempeh, squash, fall, thanksgiving, main dish