Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash & Spooky Sips

Easy, healthy and delicious Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mexican flavors. Plus, some spooky Halloween drink recipes, and my dogs in costume!


This past weekend was pretty busy and had some awesome surprises; the main one being that my younger sister paid us a random visit by driving out from Phoenix (where she recently moved) and helping us put up Halloween decorations. She is, after all, queen of the fake spider webs (seriously). Not only that, we had a garage sale that went pretty well, considering the semi-drizzly weather. And, we may have put a couple of costumes on Duchess, the basset hound.

Not only that, I had an awesome guest post go up on the Vegan Woman! It’s all about recipes of great Spooky Sips for your next Halloween gathering. So, please, go check it out; especially the martini recipe (as picture below), doesn’t it look neat?

And here is Bandit with his eyes set on something very intently, but what? I have no idea. Isn’t he the cutest?!

Then, there’s poor Duchess, whose legs just aren’t long enough for this awesome Batman costume; but, maybe I can fix that for her. To say she was a fan of being dress up would be a gross exaggeration. ha ha 😉

Lastly, I made a quick dinner of bean-stuffed acorn squash, last night. I had half of an acorn squash and it ended up super simple, healthy and delicious. So, I’ll give you the rough recipe that serves two people.

Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Easy, healthy and delicious Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mexican flair.


  • 1 in large Acorn Squash, Sliced half with seeds scooped out
  • Water
  • 1-15 oz . Can Pinto Beans
  • 2 Tbsp . Red Onion, Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onion, Diced
  • 2 Small Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 Cup Spinach, Arugula or Kale, chopped, packed
  • 1 tsp . Hot Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Place the acorn squash halves cutside-down in a large baking dish, poke a couple of holes in the rind with a fork and fill the baking dish 1/4" high with water. Bake for 40 mins or until the squash softens.
  2. In the meantime, toss the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl and let sit until the squash is done baking. 
  3. Once the squash is done, take it out of the oven and flip the halves over. Carefully, pour the filling mixture inside of the halves, and they may overflow just a little.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for an additional 10-15 mins. Serve warm, and if you like, with more hot sauce!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Easy, healthy and delicious Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mexican flair.

Easy, healthy and delicious Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash with Mexican flair.

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7 Comments on “Bean-Stuffed Acorn Squash & Spooky Sips

  1. Yum I have a squash I bought before this I might make this, this weekend…YUM We never have kids since we live on the peninsula =( so we usually go to HB they close the streets… So Taking Logan out is pretty fun.. he is really into it this year

    • That’s so cool! My nephew lives in the Santa Ana/Tustin area so the trick-or-treating is better by my house. I can’t wait to see what he is this year!

    • Thank you! They’re hard models to work with, but sometimes I get a good shot in. 🙂

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