How to Baked Acorn Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar

The easiest way to make baked acorn squash is to cut it in half and baked it in the oven. Quick to prepare and sweet and delicious right out of the oven as the perfect side dish for all your fall and winter dishes. The light fiber squash is sweetened with butter and brown sugar.


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • spray oil to coat the pan


  1. Preheat the oven to 400Β°F
  2. With a sharp knife and each acorn squash stable on a towel on the counter, cut each squash in half. (see notes)
  3. Scoop out the seeds from each half of each acorn squash.
  4. Spray a baking pan with spray oil and set each half in the pan.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to each of the 4 halves.
  6. Bake the acorn squash uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until when you insert a fork it is tender.


  1. Be very careful cutting the squash in half. I like to set the squash on a towel on the counter after I removed the stem with the tip of the knife. I then put a pot holder in my hand that is not holding the knife and cut through the squash.Β  If your knife gets stuck you can take the squash with the knife in it and bang it on the floor. Just put the towel on the floor and use gravity to cut through the squash.
  2. You can also put the squash in the microwave for one minute to try to soften the skin before cutting.

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