Simple Yet Tasty Roasted Acorn Squash

Fall has arrived and along with it delicious and comforting fall treats, such as acorn squash. Take advantage of the inexpensive fall fruit with this simple yet satisfying recipe!

SIMPLE YET TASTY ROASTED ACORN SQUASH

Ingredients

1 acorn squash

1 Tbs brown sugar

1 Tbs butter

pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 450oF. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

Cut ends off of squash. With a flat side on the cutting board, halve the squash. Use a spoon to scrap out the seeds. Then quarter each half (slicing in the same direction with each slice), you’ll end up with 8 slices.

Melt butter and mix in brown sugar and a small pinch of salt. If you like black pepper (I do not), then feel free to add a small pinch of freshly ground black pepper.

Toss the squash in the butter mixture and lay flat on baking sheet. If you prefer you can also brush the mixture on.

Bake for about 30 minutes until tender and slightly browned on the edges.

Notes:

  • One squash makes a good side dish for 2 people (perhaps 2 adults plus one toddler). Feel free to increase accordingly. Just be sure not to crowd your squash, use more than one baking sheet if needed.
  • If you have backyard chickens like we do, they’ll love the seeds!
  • While this dish is best eaten fresh, leftovers do make a nice afternoon snack.
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