Roasted Acorn Squash

Oven Roasted Acorn Squash

Wondering how to oven roast acorn squash? Try this easy roasted acorn squash recipe: the roasted squash will be the perfect side for your Autumn meals.

17 October, 2016
Average: 4.9 (8 votes)

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serves for

6

total time

1 HR 25 MIN

ingredients

squash
2 acorn, medium, halved and seeds removed
Butter
6 tbsp, divided
Brown sugar
6 tbsp, divided
Nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp ground, divided
salt
to taste
Pepper
black, Freshly ground, to taste

Wondering how to roast acorn squash?

Here is a step-by-step recipe and guide to help you cook perfectly tender acorn squash every time.

Step 01

Cutting an acorn squash in half to roast

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  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Slice the acorn squash in half with a heavy-duty knife, then scoop out the seeds with your hands.
  • Turn the acorn squash halves flesh-side down onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Then place in the pre-heated oven, and bake until the squash begins to soften, approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

 

 

 

 

Step 02

Preparing acorn squash for the oven

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  • Remove squash from the oven and turn so the flesh is facing upwards.
  • Divide butter and brown sugar evenly among the squash halves.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg and season to taste with salt and pepper.

 

 

Step 03

  • Return squash to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes or until the squash is cooked through and soft when pierced with a fork.

What can you make with roasted squash?

Roasted squash makes a great side dish, it's also perfect blitzed into soup, slow cooked into casserole or a pie or simply tossed into a salad.

 

Watch how simple it is to roast acorn squash at home in this video from Martha Stewart:

 

Like cooking with acorn squash? Here are five more of the best acorn squash recipes to explore this season.

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