Roasted Acorn Squash

My roasted acorns didn’t turn out great, so I tried roasting acorn squash instead. It was shockingly good and so simple to make! Now acorn squash is my favorite fall treat (besides spiced apple cider of course). Just look at the scrumptious puddle of caramel dipping sauce that forms in the center!

roasted acorn squash recipe

1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded
1 tablespoon butter (divided)
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the squash halves flesh side up in a baking dish with a little water in the bottom of the dish. Place the butter and brown sugar in the middle of each squash half. Roast the squash for 45- 60 minutes, or until the flesh is tender.


  1. Steph

    My Mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid growing up. Now I make it for my kids… when I think about it! lol The only thing I don’t like about acorn squash is cutting them in half.

    Have you tried spaghetti squash? It’s just as delicious! You can make it with the brown sugar and butter, or (the way I like it) s&p and butter, or even with spaghetti sauce on top! My kids love that, too!

    It’s the time of year for cuddling up in fuzzy, soft, warm what-have-you, and that includes warming foods! What are you favorites? Me, I love a nice roast with potatoes, carrots, and yorkshire pudding, buffalo chili, stew, chicken pot pie, and my husband’s specialty – shrimp gumbo!

    Oh, great…. now I’m hungry. lol

  2. Wit & Whistle Post author

    I made spaghetti squash in the microwave once, and it turned out pretty icky. I think I need to make it in the oven. Now I have to try it with spaghetti sauce!

    Vegetable beef stew, roast beef, chicken pot pie and anything with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy are my favorite cold weather foods! In fact, I made a chicken pot pie last night! : ) I think I’m going to go heat up leftovers now…

  3. Abby

    My mom used to make this for us in the fall, and I completely forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder. I need to go to the store now, because my mouth is already watering.

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