Acorn squash baked in the oven is a classic fall-to-winter treat, especially when you drizzle it with melted butter and brown sugar. It may taste like dessert, but it's actually good for you.
This particular recipe couldn't be easier, and it's a perfect match for roast chicken and a simple green salad -- delish!
Baked Acorn Squash
- 2 acorn squash
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and stringy stuff. Sprinkle salt in each half. Place halves in a greased roasting dish (or roasting dish lined with foil coated with cooking spray), cut side down. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes until slightly soft but still al dente.
While squash is baking, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar until it dissolves. Remove squash from oven and fill over, cut side up. Fill each squash cavity with butter-sugar mixture. Drizzle any remaining butter-sugar on halves. Return to oven for 10-20 minutes until squash is very soft.
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