Roasted Spicy Maple Acorn Squash




Yield 4 servings

This dish is gorgeous, goes with nearly every meal, is perfect for the holidays, and showcases the acorn squash so well. What's not to love?!


Squash Ingredients:


  1. Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees, and then line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper. Slice the squash lengthwise, scoop out the insides with a large spoon, and then slice into 1/2-inch slices cross-wise.


  2. Toss the squash slices with the remaining ingredients (EVOO, maple syrup, garlic powder, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper), and then lay them in a single layer on a lined baking sheet.


  3. Bake the squash for 30 minutes or until it’s tender and the skin is tender. Then let it rest for 5 minutes and serve while still warm. Enjoy!


Quick Tip: For ease in cutting the squash, microwave for 30 seconds and then cut. Continue the process until you can get a sharp knife through the squash. You don't want to cook the squash by any means, but this will soften the squash just enough to help the knife cut through.

Courses Side Dish

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 of dish

Amount Per Serving

Calories 119

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7 g


Saturated Fat 1 g


Unsaturated Fat 6 g

Sodium 4 mg


Total Carbohydrates 15 g


Dietary Fiber 2 g


Protein 1 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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