Gingered Orange Acorn Squash

Prep Time
Cook Time
Ready In

"This is such a easy way to prepare acorn squash. Best done on the grill, but an inside grill pan or even the oven works well. A mix of ginger, honey, orange and butter gives this a great flavor. Simply grill and finish with the butter orange glaze the last few minutes of cooking. Cut these in quarters or halves. For this photo, I was serving a few other side dishes, so I decided to cut them in quarters. But either way that you decide."

Original recipe yields 6-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (142 g)
  • Calories 98.6
  • Total Fat - 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.9 mg
  • Sodium - 403.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 7.7 g
  • Protein - 1.8 g
  • Calcium - 29.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 32.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Squash ... After cutting and seeding the squash, brush with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Bake ... In a 375 degree oven, middle shelf, add the squash cut or flesh side down on a baking sheet lined with with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up. If doing this on the grill, I just add right to the grill to start off; same with a grill pan inside. Medium heat for cooking on a grill. One note, using an inside or outside grill pan, it is best to cut the squash in quarters. On the grill or grill pan, I flip often so the squash do not burn. Once the squash have got good grill marks, add a piece of foil to the grill and set the squash on that. They will continue cooking but not burn. This isn't necessary on an inside grill pan. Oven, about 20-30 minutes before you flip them. Grill inside or out, I flip about every 15. They take about 45 minutes until fork tender.

Step 3

Glaze ... I start the glaze right when I first add the squash. Mix everything in a small pot and bring to a light boil on medium heat. Reduce immediately to a simmer and and cook 5 minutes. It will slightly thicken. It is a butter glaze, not a thick glaze or sauce.

Step 4

Squash ... After the squash are fork tender, meaning you can stick a sharp knife into the squash with little resistance, they are almost done. Brush the squash with the glaze on the flesh side. Flip over and let the natural sugar brown a bit, flip again and glaze again. Make sure to use up all the glaze. You can even pour a little over the squash right before serving.

Step 5

Serve ... Garnish with some fresh orange slices and enjoy. Really easy and delicious. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

1 Reviews


We loved this squash! It tasted so delicious with our turkey and will enjoy it many more times, and not just for the holidays!


review by:
(28 Nov 2014)