Microwave Acorn Squash


Just microwave! You don't have to use the oven. You can just do one acorn squash instead of two, if you choose. Pricking all over, then putting in the microwave for a few minutes to soften a little, makes it easier to cut.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 (1 pound) acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • 4 teaspoons salted butter, melted

  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Prick all over the insides of the squash halves with a fork, brush with butter, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Place squash halves, cut sides-up, into a large, microwave-safe dish.

  2. Microwave on high power until flesh pierces easily with a fork, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

So easy! You control the kind and amount of sugar and margarine or butter. This can be low calorie if you choose a low-calorie sweetener instead of sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

144 Calories
4g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 144
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 25mg 125%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 795mg 17%

* 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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