Simple Roasted Acorn Squash

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Alright, enough ice cream posts in this freezing weather – back to some hearty and soul-warming recipes.  Enter: acorn squash.  It’s simple to prepare and tastes delicious with just about any main course.  Squash of any kind is great because it offers a different and slightly out of box type of side dish that is still super healthy and can take the place of your run of the mill vegetable sides.

I kept it super simple with this recipe and made a salty-sweet version that contain 6 total ingredients.  Proof that some of the best dishes are simple and straightforward without a lot of fuss – exactly the style I try to embody in the kitchen.  Give this recipe a try with acorn or any squash available at your grocery store.

Humble Acorn Squash about to get roasted...

Humble Acorn Squash about to get roasted…

Slice in half and then remove those seeds!

Slice in half and then remove those seeds!

Softened butter and a few other mix-ins...

Softened butter and a few other mix-ins…

Simple Roasted Acorn Squash

Simple Roasted Acorn Squash

Simple Roasted Acorn Squash

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  • Yield: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Appetizer, Entree

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium size acorn squash
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut squash in half and remove seeds.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  4. Spread the butter mixture evenly on the insides of the squash.
  5. Place squash skin-side down on a roasting pan and add about 1 inch of water to the pan.
  6. Roast for 40 – 50 minutes until squash is soft and tender.
  7. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

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