Roasted Acorn Squash With Jalapeno-Lime Butter

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"Compound butter which is flavored with limes, jalepeno, honey, and garlic are a few of the ingredients that add lots of flavor with minimal effort to this dish. Make the compound butter ahead and keep it in the freezer for up to a couple of months to ease the effort in putting it together. Voile, you can have a great side dish for any night of the week or to get ahead of prep. activities for your dinner party. Source - Keepers"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (442.5 g)
  • Calories 306.7
  • Total Fat - 13.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 33.4 mg
  • Sodium - 490.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.6 g
  • Sugars - 13.7 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 183.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 94.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil for easier cleanup, if you like.

Step 2

Sprinkle squash with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Put squash cut-side down on pan and roast about 40 minutes, until just tender.

Step 3

Stir together butter, garlic, jalapeno, lime rind and juice, honey, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Step 4

Transfer squash to plates, cut-side up, and smear each half with jalapeno-lime butter.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious! I didn't have any fresh jalapeños so sprinkled some dried jalapeños into the butter mixture. Very good and enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing!

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(29 Jan 2021)


Delicious! The jalapeno butter was to die for and would taste good on anything! We loved the silky texture of the roasted acorn squash and will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing!

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(22 Jan 2020)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

A very tasty squash recipe - garlic, jalapeno,lime & honey how can that go wrong? I followed the recipe except I baked the squash covered with the butter mixture in it- 375 for 1 hr. Foil removed the last 30 minutes

(4 Sep 2015)