Farm Style Roasted Acorn Squash

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"Tried and true, unpretentious squash recipe that is in my opinion the epitome of a successful recipe. It is very simple to make and goes well with almost anything, especially good with those cold weather meals, Holiday worthy, or even as a side to grilled meats. Many times, I've made it as a main lunch meal."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (473.2 g)
  • Calories 226.3
  • Total Fat - 6.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 73.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 27.8 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 110.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2

Place acorn squash cut side down onto a cookie sheet.

Step 3

Bake until squash begins to soften which should take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 4

Remove cookie sheet (do not shut off oven) and carefully turn squash cut side up. Place butter (1/2 tablespoon onto each half), and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over each.

Step 5

Distribute brown sugar evenly into the inside of the squash halves.

Step 6

Place cookie sheet with squash back into the oven being careful that the squash doesn't slide around while baking.

Step 7

Bake for another 30 minutes until completely done. Enjoy!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



this is very good and is similar to the way my grandmother used to make acorn squash. Simple and good! Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(9 Apr 2021)


Delicious veggie for our Easter table using butternut squash. My idea of a serving full of heaven! This was gone in no time.

review by:
(7 Apr 2021)


Loved this!

review by:
(29 May 2020)


My Mother use to make this all the time...I cut back on the sugar a bit otherwise made as hubby was surprised that he liked fact he said I could make it again...made for FYC tag game...

review by:
(21 Oct 2018)


This was perfect! Simple and delicious. I enjoyed this with a baked chicken dish that cooked at the same temperature. Surprisingly, my son, who hates squash, thought this was wonderful!!

review by:
(30 Oct 2017)


I love acorn squash in any shape or form, this was such a treat, we loved the squash. Thanks ForeverMama. Made for the Billboard tag game.

review by:
(13 Apr 2016)