Easy fall-favorite, Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe is halved and cooked until fork tender, then topped with butter, brown sugar and chopped nuts.
How to Roast Acorn Squash in the Oven
This fall favorite, Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe, is a simple side dish to serve with roasted chicken and turkey, especially for Thanksgiving. But you can easily make it all year long.
And, you can even make it a day in advance without compromising taste or texture. Which is great for folks who like to do advanced meal planning.
This recipe is easy to prepare. It only requires four ingredients that you probably already have on hand: fresh acorn squash, butter, brown sugar and chopped nuts.
How to Cut Acorn Squash
For this recipe you will need to halve your acorn squash for best results.
Here’s a video tutorial how to easily cut an acorn squash for roasting.
Once you have sliced your squash in half, scoop out the seeds with either a large spoon or melon baller.
How to Bake Squash in the Oven
To oven-bake your acorn squash, use a tall-sided roasting pan that you can roast with or without a cover.
Then place the pan in a preheated 375 degree oven for approximately 45-60 minutes, or until the squash becomes fork tender.
How to Microwave Squash
To microwave your acorn squash follow these quick and easy instructions found on this helpful video tutorial.
Don’t forget to pierce the outer skin before cooking your squash. Then remove it from the microwave oven, once the acorn squash is fork tender, approximately 10-15 minutes cooked on HIGH.
When your squash has been either roasted or microwaved and the flesh scooped into a bowl, top with a little butter, brown sugar and chopped pecans or walnuts.
Serve warm alongside your favorite roasted meats and vegetable sides. Enjoy!
This recipe uses acorn squash, but you can also use these other squash varieties for this recipe, too.
- Butternut squash
- Crookneck pumpkin
What Goes Well with Acorn Squash
This recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash is great with other vegetable dishes, as well as a variety of roasted meats. It’s also a vegetarian favorite when served with meatless entrees.
Here are just a few of my favorite recipes to serve with Roasted Acorn Squash:
- Easy Lemon Chicken
- Grilled Turkey Recipe
- Crusty Chicken Thighs in Mushroom Sauce
- Flemings Creamed Corn
- Roasted Winter Vegetable Medley
- Bacon-Crescent Asparagus Spirals
Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe
- 2 acorn squash halved and seeded
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts chopped
- Carefully cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
- Place your halved acorn squash on a sided roasting pan, and you place it in a preheated 375 degree oven for approximately 45-60 minutes, or until the squash becomes fork tender.
- Allow the squash to cool for 10-15 minutes and scoop out the inside flesh.
- Top with butter, brown sugar and chopped nuts.