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Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

This baked acorn squash recipe is simple, wholesome, and delicious. If you've never tried squash before, this is a great recipe to start with. It also makes an easy Thanksgiving side dish.

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Acorn squash are naturally nutty and mildly sweet. If you've never tried squash this is a great recipe to whet your appetite! This is a family friendly recipe too! It's sweet and a little savory, everyone loves it.

One of the great things about squash is that they're nutrient dense. Acorn squash have tons of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium. They are also full of antioxidants!

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Thanks to those antioxidants and all those nutrients, squash are great for chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease!

Is this an easy recipe to make?

My baked acorn squash recipe is very simple. I consider it a very easy recipe to make! There is only four ingredients and a few simple steps to make it up.

When it comes to fall recipes you can't go wrong with a baked squash! If you are looking for more awesome fall recipes check out some of these:

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What you need to make baked acorn squash:

In addition to acorn squash, you'll also need some butter, brown sugar, and some salt. That is it! Can you believe that those four simple ingredients will make this tasty side dish?

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This recipe goes great with everything. You can throw in a baked acorn squash to go with your favorite protein or a tasty fall salad!

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How to make this delicious fall squash recipe:

Now it's time to dive on in and learn to make this delicious baked acorn squash. It's really simple and you'll love the end result!

Preheat the oven to 350˚

Wash the acorn squash. Split in half and scoop out the insides 

Before filling, score lightly with a paring knife.

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Put ½ the butter, brown sugar in each of the two squash halves.

Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.

Place in baking pan.

Put ½ inch of water in the bottom of the pan.

Bake for 45-60 minutes or until soft. Serve hot.

Wondering what to serve with this fall squash recipe?

Here are some recipes that would be great to serve with this baked fall squash! Everyone will love it and you can pair it with just about anything, try some of these options if you are stumped for meal plan ideas!

Printable Baked Acorn Squash Recipe:

Not making this delicious baked squash tonight? That's okay! You can print this recipe for use at another time. Thankfully, this recipe is great year round though it is popular for the fall!

Yield: 2 Servings

Baked Acorn Squash

A finished view of the baked acorn squash ready to eat.

This baked acorn squash recipe is simple, wholesome, and delicious! If you've never tried squash before, this is a great recipe to start with!

Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 19 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚
  2. Wash the acorn squash. Split in half and scoop out the insides 
  3. Before filling, score lightly with a paring knife.
  4. Put ½ the butter, brown sugar in each of the two squash halves.
  5. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
  6. Place in baking pan.
  7. Put ½ inch of water in the bottom of the pan.
  8. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until soft. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g
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Barbara Mason

Sunday 15th of November 2020

My mom used to make this same recipe in the 1960s. I still make it and love it to this day and I'm 77. 😍

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