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Sweet & Buttery Oven Roasted Acorn Squash
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Sweet & Buttery Acorn Squash

A delicious fall side dish that features fresh, acorn squash baked with butter and sugar until perfect.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, baked squash, squash, sweet acorn squash
Servings: 4
Calories: 292cal
Author: Amy
Cost: $4


  • large baking sheet


  • 2 whole acorn squash washed, halved, and gutted.
  • 1 stick salted butter melted
  • 4 tbsps. brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tsp. black pepper *optional, but provides a sweet & savory experience.


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash, dry, and carefully halve squash. Use an ice cream scooper to remove seeds.
  • Add melted butter, honey, and brown sugar to a small bowl and whisk.
  • brush on the sweet mixture coating the inside walls of the squash. Divide extra mixture among all 4 halves.
  • Bake squash for 45-50 minutes or until a fork inserted in the center can easily go through the flesh.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 
Store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container. Heat in the oven or microwave until warmed. 


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 292cal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 706IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg