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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


  • 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


  • 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


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.


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