Paleo Acorn Squash Toad in a Hole

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I’m in upstate New York, near Syracuse, with my mom’s side of the family! Today we are gearing up for Christmas round 2! We’re doing a white elephant gift exchange and it’s always a lot of fun to see what people bring as gifts. One year the coveted item was a Tervis Tumbler with goldfish on it.

Today I’m sharing a recipe for a paleo acorn squash toad in the hole. Maybe you know this as birdie in a basket, or just egg in a hole. Either way, it’s simple and delicious! And without the bread it’s much lower calorie, perfect if you’re trying to reboot and recover after all the yummy holiday food this past weekend.

acorn squash

To make this, just follow my recipe for roasted acorn squash, and then add a slice to a frying pan and crack an egg inside! Super simple but it looks really fancy. Or at least by my definition.

Alright, back to family time. Enjoy!

Paleo Acorn Squash Toad In a Hole

acorn squash


  • Roasted acorn squash
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Roast the acorn squash. See how here.
  2. Spray skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Place acorn squash slices in skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Crack an egg into the center of each slice.
  5. Cover pan with a lid. This seals in the heat and helps the egg cook all the way through faster.
  6. Cook your egg however you life–if you’re brave and want to flip it so the egg is fried on both sides, I suggest using a really long spatula and doing so very slowly. This way the egg stays in the hole the entire time.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and of course, in true Emily fashion, drizzle with hot sauce!
  8. Enjoy!

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