Roasted Acorn Squash is a perfect side dish for this holiday season. With a little olive oil and seasonings, it is the perfect way to enjoy fall’s best offering!
I love Thanksgiving dinner it is honestly the one meal I look forward to every year. It is all about comfort food. From the pies to the turkey and everything in between, I love every part of the meal. I learned a few years ago that you can have a delicious meal and have it not be filled with sugar or all the extras and still have it taste good. I grew up loving acorn squash with lots of butter and brown sugar. Now don’t get me wrong, right because butter and brown sugar make everything delicious and I honestly thought that was why I liked it.
ROASTED ACORN SQUASH
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Then there was the time I wanted to make a salad that would have an autumn touch to it and decided that acorn squash would be my answer. I would roast it with a little oil and seasonings, then top my greens with it, along with a few other yummy fall classics. I was so happy with how this salad turned out. It was amazing and for me, it was the star of the dish. I now have made this Roasted Acorn Squash at least a half of a dozen times since first making it just last week.
Let’s get to know acorn squash a little better!
- How do you cook acorn squash healthy? Baked in the oven or otherwise known as roasted.
- Typically how long does it take to cook an acorn squash? In a preheated oven of 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
- What is the flavor of acorn squash? Once it is cooked whether roasted, baked or steamed the flesh is soft with a sweet nutty like flavor.
I honestly never knew that squash roasted could actually taste so good. This recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash will now be at my Thanksgiving table every year from here on out. And excited for you to give it a try as well.
Want more squash recipes?
- Yellow Squash Casserole
- Butternut Squash Cornbread
- Healthy Crock Pot Taco Spaghetti Squash
- Acorn Squash Stuffed with Pear and Pork
- Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans
- More side dish recipes…
Tools used to make this Roasted Acron Squash recipe
Knives: A good set of kitchen knives is essential for any cook. This set is the best one I’ve owned so far and it comes with a knife block, steak knives, and an array of larger knives perfect for all your slicing, chopping, and cutting needs.
Mixing Bowl: These mixing bowls are perfect for mixing and serving. I love the varied sizes so I always have to right size bowl for all my mixing needs.
Baking Sheet: A nice big baking sheet is a must have for any kitchen. This half pan sheet is large than a regular cookie and works great for anything you’re baking.
- 1 - 2 lb. acorn squash
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Cut acorn squash into quarters and remove the seeds from the center of each quarter.
- Thinly slice about 1/4 inch thick, the quartered pieces. In a mixing bowl add the acorn squash slices, olive oil and seasonings, gently toss to combine.
- Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Roast the squash until golden brown and tender, 20-25 minutes.
- Adjust cooking time if needed, I always check at 15 minutes and adjust time accordingly.