Acorn squash is still available at the supermarket. How about making Roasted Acorn Squash for dinner?
Winter does not want to leave us yet. It is still cold, and I am starving and can’t stop thinking about how much I dislike wearing coats. What is a better way to warm my heart and not think so much about why the weather is not so great? A delicious and simple roasted squash recipe is comfort food. I know I have been eating a lot of squash lately, but I can’t stop. It is the season, and I might as well enjoy myself.
Acorn Squash is a winter squash that is easy to prepare. This type of squash is most commonly roasted or baked but can be prepared other ways also such as sautéed, steamed or microwaved. The latter is not for me since I only like to use my microwave for re-heating only.
This is a simple, easy way and no fuss recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash. Only unsalted butter, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper of paprika are needed. Many people will add brown sugar or maple syrup, but I find it too sweet. I enjoy the saltiness mixed with the natural sweetness of the squash. This is a light and healthy meal. Enjoy!
- 1 acorn squash
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- Dash of black pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- Wash and towel dry the acorn. Cut the acorn in half and scoop out the inside and discard. Spread the butter all over the inside of the squash, sprinkle brown sugar and black pepper.
- Place acorn halves on a baking dish with water. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour. Check for doneness by inserting a knife into the flesh. Make sure it is cooked all the way. If not return to oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes longer. Serve immediately.