Baked Maple Acorn Squash – This healthy, delicious, and beautiful side dish is the perfect quick & easy addition to your Thanksgiving menu!
I’m not sure this is really a Spring recipe, but it is seriously the easiest and most delicious way to cook squash! Plus, it would be great on your Easter dinner menu. They look beautiful on the plate in halves like the photo above, or cut into fourths with the liquid drizzled on top. Beautiful and super yummy! This recipe is adapted from Pioneer Woman.
Baked Maple Acorn Squash
This healthy, delicious, and beautiful side dish is the perfect quick & easy addition to your Thanksgiving menu!
Serves: 8 servings
- 2 whole acorn squash
- kosher salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Carefully cut each squash in half and clean out the seeds. Score the inside of each piece with a knife. Put the pieces flesh side up on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Add ½ tablespoon of butter to the center of each and drizzle each piece with 1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup.
- Pour 2 cups of water into the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil, leaving an opening for the steam to escape. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for another 30 minutes, or until the squash is golden brown. For the last 5 minutes turn on the broiler and let the squash get a little more brown and the liquid bubbly.
- To eat just scrape out the insides and mix all that flavorful juice in. Enjoy!
Serving size: ¼th squash Calories: 77 Fat: 2.8g Carbohydrates: 13.5g Fiber: 1.5g Protein: 0.8g
*Actual nutrition info may vary based on exact ingredients used. Recipe listed on MyFitnessPal as FG8 Baked Maple Acorn Squash.
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