Baking or roasting squash is a great way to add a side dish to any meal, and as long as you are baking one or two, why not bake three or four for later in the week or for making soup? This is the way my wife prepares Acorn Squash, and I love it.
If you are interested in learning more about winter squash and its' wide varieties, check out my Winter Squash article.
Baked Acorn Squash Recipe
- Preheat oven to 375 - 400 degrees F.
- With a large spoon, scoop the seeds out of each half of the squash.
- To each half, add one pat of butter, one teaspoon of honey or maple syrup, one tablespoon of brown sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Place upright on a greased cookie sheet and roast for about 1 hour or until tender when the flesh is poked with a fork. If the squash halves want to roll, make an aluminum foil "nest" for each squash half to sit in.