Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Baked Acorn Squash recipe? Learn how to make Baked Acorn Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by luhluhlovesongs

Makes 2 servings



A perfect treat for the Fall season.

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Acorn Squash

1 Acorn squash
1 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
1 dash of Salt

Recipe Directions for Baked Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Using a strong chef's knife, and perhaps a rubber mallet to help, cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff in the center of each half. Score the insides of each half several times with a sharp knife. Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up. Add about a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan so that the skins don't burn and the squash doesn't get dried out.

  3. Coat the inside of each half with 1/2 a Tbsp of butter. Add a dash of salt if you are using unsalted butter. Add a Tbsp of brown sugar to the cavity of each half. Dribble on a teaspoon of maple syrup to each half.

  4. Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned. Do not undercook. When finished, remove from oven and let cool a little before serving. Spoon any buttery sugar sauce that has not already been absorbed by the squash over the exposed areas.

  5. Serves 2 to 4, depending on how much squash you like to eat.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 238.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
189
Calories from Fat
54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.0g
9%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
128mg
5%
Potassium
775mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
35.8g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
12.7g
Protein
1.8g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 8% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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