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How to Roast Acorn Squash + Video

Roasted Acorn Squash is a great addition to your Fall side dish repertoire.

acorn squashKids should even like this recipe too, since we’ve kept it simple, but you can add brown sugar and more “pumpkin pie spices” to the squash to get a more desirous flavor for the children.

How to Roast Acorn Squash:

Golden fleshed squash ready for your table. Get out of the cold and into your kitchen!

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Serve with: butter
Prep Time: 7 min
Roast Time: ~ 30 – 40 min
Serves: 2 people

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this episode of “Cooking like Alpha Beta Pie“:



  1. How to Roast Acorn Squash - Cooking like Alpha Beta Pie - cookingwithkimberly.comPreheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare acorn squash by washing it, cutting it in half and seeding it using a spoon and scraping the sides.. * Tip: Separate, wash, reserve and roast squash seeds for a healthy, tasty snack.
  3. Place squash halves, skin side down, into a non-stick sprayed baking pan.
  4. Baste inside squash and on all flesh exposed with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle flesh with salt, pepper, ground nutmeg, cinnamon & cayenne pepper, as well as brown sugar.
  6. Roast in oven for 30 – 40 min, whenever it is fork tender.

Serve alongside a hearty Fall or Winter meal, and you’re good to go.

Roasting acorn squash is easy, hearty and a gives you a healthy side dish for your family.


I hope you enjoy this Squash Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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