This is a savory version of the classic fall flavor of acorn squash!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Place each squash half in the baking dish, cut side down.

  • Bake squash in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Flip squash over and place 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon garlic into each squash. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Bake squash, cut-side up until tender, about 20 more minutes. Cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 27g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 89.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2012
This savory approach with squash is how I prefer it - I don't care for sugar, molasses, maple syrup, honey, or anything sweet. But while the recipe itself appealed to me, I found the baking time off. At just 25 minutes, the halved squash was already cooked more than it should have been. I brushed it with some melted garlic butter, sprinkled it with paprika and freshly ground pepper, and returned it to the oven for a few more minutes just to brown the top a little. The oven temperature either needs to be reduced to 350 degrees or the cooking time shortened. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2014
These were tasty although too much butter for my taste. If made again I'll reduce the butter to maybe 2 tsp. per half squash. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2012
This savory approach with squash is how I prefer it - I don't care for sugar, molasses, maple syrup, honey, or anything sweet. But while the recipe itself appealed to me, I found the baking time off. At just 25 minutes, the halved squash was already cooked more than it should have been. I brushed it with some melted garlic butter, sprinkled it with paprika and freshly ground pepper, and returned it to the oven for a few more minutes just to brown the top a little. The oven temperature either needs to be reduced to 350 degrees or the cooking time shortened. Read More
(57)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2013
I baked this at 350* since I had other dishes baking at the same time. I did cut the bottoms so they would stand flat. This was delicious and a wonderfully savory change from the sweet syrupy style. We both enjoyed this quite a bit. I left the garlic off of one piece and it was just as good that way too. Great recipe and an easy dish. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2013
It was nice to have a savory version of this squash. I had leftovers and added rosemary to it... when I make this again, I will definitely season with rosemary and thyme too, in addition to the recipe as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
This was simply wonderful! I zeroed in on this acorn squash recipe because it wasn't the sweet kind. I definitely like savory over sweet as other reviewers have mentioned. I have an awesome Garlic Pepper mix (McCormic brand) that I used in place of the separate additions of garlic and pepper and cooked according to time stated. We were still talking about this recipe the next morning. I can't wait to make this again! Thanks for submitting arich01 Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2013
Rating this recipe with 5 stars. Cooking time was appropriate. Using common sense ~ you will need to cook longer for a larger squash. If unsure, poke with a fork to test the softness. The only thing I did different was add a little extra butter. Will say that "all" was eaten and positive comments given from my husband and sons. Thank you dearly for sharing this recipe. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2014
This is the best way to enjoy the flavor of this squash. The squash is sweet enough by itself without adding some type of sugar that other recipes call for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2014
8 minutes in microwave on high with cut side down 7 minutes in microwave cut side up with butter and garlic OR butter and brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
This was so very tasty and the same reheated. We will definitely have this again. I did reduce the butter to save fat calories and use more garlic because we love garlic. Inspired to experiment more with squash. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2012
This thing is good. I like it much better than the sweet. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2014
These were tasty although too much butter for my taste. If made again I'll reduce the butter to maybe 2 tsp. per half squash. Read More
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