Baked Acorn Squash

One vegetable that we were introduced to with The Produce Box was acorn squash. They were about a couple of pounds and they looked like ……big acorns (hence the name). I honestly did not know what to do with it at first. As part of my routine, I checked out the insert of the newsletter that comes with the deliveries. Members contribute recipes for the produce and I found one that was perfect for a first time acorn squash eater like me.

If you’re interested in adding a great side for a winter meal with the family, here’s a recipe for baked acorn squash. It doesn’t really get much easier. I liked it because I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so brown sugar definitely got me interested in trying this one out.

Baked Acorn Squash

fresh acorn squash

Baked acorn squash - easy to make, tasty to eat!

All of the ingredients were in the pantry and I think most people have them as well.


  • 1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
I added cinnamon and nutmeg to the mix due to my personal taste. Add what flavors you like.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Turn acorn squash upside down onto a cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until it begins to soften, approximately 30 minutes.
  • Remove squash from the oven and turn onto a plate so that the flesh is facing upwards. Place butter, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cinnamon into the squash, and place remaining squash over the other piece. Place squash in a baking dish (so the squash wont slide around too much) while baking.
  • Place squash in the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven and bake another 30 minutes.

Thoughts on Acorn Squash

I just found a Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squashes recipe that looks delicious. I’ll try that next time we get some more squash. How do you prepare acorn squash in your home?

Photo Credit: moria

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