Healthy and Light Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey is an easy, delicious side dish even your kids will be happy to eat.
Honey Acorn Squash is a simple, quick side dish to have any night of the week. It takes all of 5 minutes to prep then the oven does all the work. The taste is so satisfying. Honey helps caramelize the squash and butter just makes it better! Acorn Squash is also perfect for a dinner party. It can look like it does above or if you cut it horizontally it can look like a flower. It makes a pretty presentation for your guests. You can have them prepped before your guests arrive and just pop in the oven and sit back to take all the glory when they take a bite.
When I was a kid, I thought having acorn squash for dinner was a special treat. I loved it. My daughter does not quite have the affinity for them as I did but I think I have been approaching this all wrong. Next time I make acorn squash, I am going to tell her she is a squirrel and this is her acorn to eat. She happens to love squirrels and feeds them at her grandparents. She calls them Lydia and Sammy. Lydia will sit on the deck eating the nuts and fall asleep on the banister. It is so funny. That could just do the trick to get my little one to eat more vegetables. Whatever it takes!
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Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey
- 2 acorn squash cut in half and seeds removed
- 8 tsp light butter
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425°.
Place acorn squash on a baking sheet cut side up.
Place 2 tsp. butter and 1/2 tsp. honey in each acorn half.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until squash is fork tender
I calculated 5 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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