Acorn squash is very tasty and sweet tasting. It contains no fat; it is low calorie; and just 1/2 cup provides 18% of your daily recommended amount of fiber and 20% of your daily recommended amount of Vitamin C.
To dehydrate acorn squash, just wash it and then cut it in half.
Then, scoop out the seeds and place the squash on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Place them in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool. Once they are cool, remove the skin and cut the squash into 1/2"-3/4" squares. Dehydrate in your dehydrator for 12 hours.
|The dehydrated acorn squash.|
To use, soak the squash in really hot water for 15-30 minutes and then throw them into a soup, casserole or stew. You can also mash them up or roast them. Also, acorn squash seeds can be toasted and eaten.
If you are looking to buy a dehydrator, here is the link to the exact kind that I use. I have had mine for 3 years and use it often and LOVE it and best yet, they are less than $40! Oster dehydrator