Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
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: 2.7 (21 votes)

Dietary Consideration

Season & Occasion

serves for


total time

1 HR 25 MIN


2 acorn, medium, halved and seeds removed
6 tbsp, divided
Brown sugar
6 tbsp, divided
1 1/2 tsp ground, divided
to taste
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

Photo ©StockFood / Sims, Amy Kalyn

  • 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

© StockFood / The Picture Pantry

  • 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.

Search Recipes

Gluten Free and Vegan Apple Muffins

Gluten Free and Vegan Apple Muffins

Next Recipe