Buttery and Savory Acorn Squash


A quick, simple side dish that is full of flavor. My daughter and I love this way of preparing squash.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
4 servings


  • 2 small acorn squashes - peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 6 fresh sage leaves, shredded

  • ½ cup butter, cut in small pieces

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Put squash in a microwave-safe bowl; add sage. Dot squash with butter pieces; season with salt and pepper. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap.

  2. Cook in microwave oven set on High for 5 minutes. Stir squash to coat in melted butter while checking cubes for softness. Replace plastic and continue to cook until completely tender, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
23g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* 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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