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Acorn Squash

Roasted acorn squash recipe is super easy and really healthy. You only need 5 ingredients for this flavor packed side dish. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Acorn Squash
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 whole acorn squash cut in half and seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoons ½ stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar ** see notes
  • 2-4 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Cut squash in half and clean out seeds with a large spoon
  • Place on baking sheet flesh side up
  • Sprinkle with salt
  • Add about ½ tablespoon butter to each half in the center of the squash
  • Add ½ tablespoon brown sugar to each half on top of the butter
  • Drizzle with maple syrup
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden and tender
  • Serve immediately

Notes

If you prefer your squash more savory than sweet, use olive oil instead of butter, and omit the brown sugar and maple syrup. Add pepper to taste.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1141IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg