Sweet Acorn Squash

Sweet Acorn Squash

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 62.8
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 5.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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This dish is simple and quick--you'll love it. Serve it for Thanksgiving or any night of the week. This dish is simple and quick--you'll love it. Serve it for Thanksgiving or any night of the week.
Number of Servings: 4



To bake: Place acorn squash halves on a baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees F for one hour, until the squash is soft and the top is slightly brown.


Cooking the squash in the microwave saves so much time and keeps the squash moist.

Please be careful when you slice the squash in half. Pierce the skin just below the stem in the center of the squash with the tip of a chef's knife, then place your hands on top of the knife for safety. Slowly apply pressure to cut the squash in half. Using a metal spoon, scoop out the seeds. Keep the seeds for roasting! They are great in soups and stews or even on top of this dish.

Bonus Tip: Puree any left-overs and add vegetable stock to make a quick soup.
Place acorn squash halves cut side down in a glass microwave-safe dish. Cook on high power for 7 minutes. Open door and rotate dish. Return to microwave and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, until squash flesh is tender.

Remove the squash from microwave. Cut each half in two. Fill the center of each squash wedge with 2 tablespoons of pumpkin butter. Return the squash to the microwave for an additional 2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: Makes 4 wedges with 2 tablespoons of pumpkin butter per serving.

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  • Yum - 6/1/17

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  • I roasted acorn in a 400-425 degree oven in a baking dish. Cut side down and added some water to the dish. It takes about 45 minutes to get soft. Then I turned it over and brushed with the pumpkin butter I found some pumpkin butter that is only 10 calories per tablespoon. Great. A favorite. - 1/25/15

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  • The acorn squash itself is delicious. I also made the pumpkin apple butter, which was a little tart for my taste, but it was a nice experiment. - 10/24/13

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  • How long would you cook this in the oven & at what temperature? I have 9 people in my family & it would take quite a while to cook in the microwave. Thanks. - 11/19/12

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  • This sounds delicious! I'm on such a squash kick right now! I opened a can of pumpkin, added pumpkin pie spice & a little Blue agave, hoping for pumpkin pie.It was NOT pumpkin pie! Needed to be sweeter, or not so much spice.I added a little coconut milk,so I could eat it. 1/2 C.I was full for HOURs! - 11/4/12

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