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Sweet and Yummy Mashed Acorn Squash


"If you're having trouble trying to find something to do with the acorn squash in your refrigerator, this sweet side is perfect for kids and for adults too! If you would like some more cinnamon or brown sugar, feel free to add some more."
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1 h 10 m servings 203 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place acorn squash, cut-side down, on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Flip squash and sprinkle cinnamon into the center and dot with butter. Continue baking until flesh can be easily pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes more.
  3. Scoop flesh into a bowl and mix in brown sugar until evenly combined.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you would like something more savory, instead of cinnamon and brown sugar, other spices work well to, such as nutmeg or garlic. Whatever fits your taste!
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 11.8 g fat; 26.5 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 1252 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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