Acorn Squash


Learn how to cook acorn squash using this quick and easy recipe. It's sweet and buttery — my family loves it!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make acorn squash.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Place acorn squash halves cut-side down onto a cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until flesh begins to soften, about 30 to 45 minutes.

    Acorn squash halves placed cut side down on baking sheet.

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  4. Remove squash from the oven and transfer one squash half, cut-side up, to a deep baking dish. Spoon butter and brown sugar into the cavity. Place remaining squash half, cut-side down, over top to seal.

    One half placed cut side up on a baking dish, filled with butter and brown sugar.

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    Other half placed over top the filled squash to create a seal.

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  5. Return to the oven and continue to bake until flesh is soft, 30 minutes.

  6. Serve hot and enjoy!

    high angle looking at two halves of baked acorn squash on a plate


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
6g Fat
36g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 768mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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