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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 pinch brown sugar


  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!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
12g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 1252mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 28mg 138%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 873mg 19%

* 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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