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Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

Baked Acorn Squash

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"This is a very easy and yummy vegetable side dish to make!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place squash in a shallow baking pan, cut side down.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Turn cut side up; season with salt and pepper, dot with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 09, 2003

Another great recipe from Corwynn. A super side dish, too! On nights when I'm in a hurry I pierce the whole squash with a knife and microwave for 3 minutes. This makes it easier to halve and seed. Then I place it cut side down and microwave it for about 4 more minutes, then finish with the brown sugar and butter in the oven. Yummy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 01, 2012

Not something that I would ever make again. Certainly nothing special about it.

Jan 01, 2008

I made this at Christmas with my ham and it was a huge hit! I did take advice from other reviewers to cut oven time (which was occupied with ham and rolls)and use the microwave. I put them in 1/2 cup water face down in microwavable dish for 8 minutes. They were already really tender. Then I baked in oven for only 20 min. Perfect!

Jan 25, 2004

Very yummy for something different! I think next time I'll use a little less butter as the squash didn't soak it all up and it ended up leaking out into the pan and burning.

Oct 27, 2007

acorn squash is wonderful! for this recipe i simply baked the squash plain and then added a couple tablespoons of earth balance and agave nectar! yum!

Jan 27, 2011

I made this last night and served it along with Roast Pork with Maple and Mustard Glaze (also from this site), which was an excellent combination. I followed the recipe with the exception of decreasing the brown sugar and omitting the cinnamon. Followed the baking times exactly which cooked them perfectly for us. I cut mine in wedges before serving. The hardest part of this recipe is cutting the squash in half. LOL! But here’s a little tip – microwave the whole squash for 2 minutes on high. That will soften it just enough and will make it a little easier to cut in half using a large chef's knife.

Sep 20, 2006

mmmmm, this acorn squash dish is very tasty! made as directed except i basted the squash with the melted butter half way through the second baking stage. many thanks corwynn!

Feb 17, 2005

The only way to eat any kind of winter squash! I do prefer to leave the cinnamon out though.


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  • Calories
  • 320 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.7 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 11.2 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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