How to Cook Roasted Acorn Squash. It's a perfect way to enjoy fall vegetables and a Thanksgiving Day side dish
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Roasted Acorn Squash

This roasted acorn squash is sprinkled with a blend of seasoning sure to have you asking for seconds – and made without any added sugars.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Acorn Squash, Squash, Winter Squash
Servings: 2 (1/2 Acorn squash= 1 serving)
Author: Heather Mangieri, RDN


  • 1 each Acorn Squash
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. butter


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
    Cut acorn squash in half and scrape out the seeds. Brush the flesh with butter (you will use ~ 1 tbsp here) then sprinkle with ~1/2 of the spice mixture. Place flesh down on the baking sheet and cook for ~45 minutes.
    Remove from oven, then add the remaining butter into the warm squash. Sprinkle with the remaining spices. Serve warm as a side dish.
    Makes 2 servings (1/2 acorn squash= 1 serving)


  • Nutrition Facts (per serving): 130 calories, 25 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 2 grams protein, 4.5 grams fat, 3 grams saturated fat,, 10 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 10% DRI for iron; 15% DRI for potassium
  • Meal Planning Serving Sizes: 2 CHO, 0 PRO; 1 FAT