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Moose Acorn Squash

Moose Acorn Squash

Squash gets a stupendous makeover! Print out the template to help you create this delectable side dish.

Moose Acorn Squash
Lots for Kids to Do
This recipe has plenty of steps kids can do, like mixing, cutting with a plastic knife, measuring, and more.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.

Servings: 2 to 4

Prep Time: 20 min.

Cook Time: 20-30 min.


  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 slice pumpernickel bread
  • 1 hardboiled egg
  • 2 black olives


  • Moose Acorn Squash Template


  1. Step 1

    Cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash, cut side down, in a glass pie plate with 1/4 cup of water.

  2. Step 2

    Microwave on high until the squash is tender, about 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer the pie plate to a wire rack and let stand, about 10 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Scoop out the cooked squash and discard the skin. Place the squash in a bowl. Add butter, salt and freshly ground pepper. Mash together.

  4. Step 4

    Using the template as a guide, shape the squash on a microwave proof platter to look like Moose.

  5. Step 5

    Using a small knife, cut out Moose's antlers and mouth from the pumpernickel bread. Slice the cooked egg and use two of the same sized egg slices to make Moose's eyes. Cut the ends from the black olives for Moose's pupils. Use the black olive scraps to cut small pieces for his nostrils.

  6. Step 6

    Before serving, place a sheet of wax paper over the squash. Reheat in the microwave until hot, about 1 minute. Arrange the bread pieces and egg and olive pieces for the antlers, mouth, and eyes on top of the squash. Enjoy!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 112
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Total Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 3g
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