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Acorn squash side dish ideas?
November 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM
I'm making a roast chicken and need to use up an acorn squash I bought.... Anyone have some good recipes for a side dish? :)


  • frndlyfn
    November 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    Classic Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

    • Prep time: 10 minutes
    • Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


    • 1 Acorn squash
    • 1 Tbsp Butter
    • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
    • 2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
    • Dash of Salt


    1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

    2 Using a strong chef's knife, and perhaps a rubber mallet to help, cut the acorn squash in half, lengthwise, from stem to end. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy stuff in the center of each half. Score the insides of each half several times with a sharp knife. Place each half in a baking pan, cut side up. Add about a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan so that the skins don't burn and the squash doesn't get dried out.

    3 Coat the inside of each half with 1/2 a Tbsp of butter. Add a dash of salt if you are using unsalted butter. Add a Tbsp of brown sugar to the cavity of each half. Dribble on a teaspoon of maple syrup to each half.

    4 Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until the squash is very soft and the tops are browned. Do not undercook. When finished, remove from oven and let cool a little before serving. Spoon any buttery sugar sauce that has not already been absorbed by the squash over the exposed areas.

    Yield: Serves 2 to 4, depending on how much squash you like to eat.

  • frndlyfn
    November 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

  • daughteroftruth
    November 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM
    We just bake it and serve it with butter and salt. I love acorn squash.
  • dd_doodle
    November 12, 2012 at 9:31 PM
    Cut it in half, scoop out the guts, fill the hole with butter and brown sugar, line a baking sheet with tin foil and bake at 350 for an hr. Maybe a little longer if its a big one.

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