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Acorn Squash

March 22nd, 2011 · 4 Comments · Easy, Side, Vegetable

Here is a really easy and quick side dish that goes well with anything such as steaks, chicken, pork etc.

Acorn Squash

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Brown Sugar

In this recipe just add each ingredient to your liking. Start by cutting the squash into wedges or slicing horizontally and cleaning out all of the seeds. Once everything is cut up, place them on a greased pan with the seeds and sliced almonds and brush each piece of squash with olive oil, sprinkle with some salt, brown sugar and chili flakes. You can adjust the amount of brown sugar and chili flakes depending on how sweet or spicy you would like the squash. Cook at 400ºF for about 20 minutes or until the squash reaches your desired tenderness and that’s it! I should note that I cooked these in a small toaster oven, so they may take a little bit longer when cooking in a larger oven.





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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Tanya

    I tried this and baked it for at least 40 mins but the skin was still hard in most places although the flesh was soft. It was much better after I scraped all the squash off of the skin, but it was very time consuming since i had already sliced and chopped it. This was my first time cooking acorn squash so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

    • bsinthekitchen

      Not sure why the skin was still hard, it should get thin and kind of crispy. Perhaps it had something to do with the squash itself? I haven’t had that happen to me before. Sorry to hear about your problems!

  • laura

    great alternative to potatoes! would perhaps be helpful to those who don’t often cook to share some ingredient proportions for a sweet glaze and a spicy one? i bookmarked it with my account!

  • sre shaziela

    at first when i saw the photo, i thought it is eggplant. nway love your photos, it look really stunning. good job!

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