Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey

Healthy and Light Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey is an easy, delicious side dish even your kids will be happy to eat.

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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.

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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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 127 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Place acorn squash on a baking sheet cut side up.
  3. Place 2 tsp. butter and 1/2 tsp. honey in each acorn half.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until squash is fork tender

Recipe Notes

I calculated 5  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. I could totally eat it for any meal of the day. They are so pretty so yeah they do look like a special meal. Thanks for sharing -love it!
  2. That looks really good and healthy too! I love simple recipes like this. Thanks for sharing it!
  3. Very pretty dish. Simple recipe and wonderful taste
  4. The flower cut is so pretty and elegant!
  5. Yum! This looks really tasty. I have never tried an acorn squash, I always make spaghetti squash. I'm gonna give it a try :)
  6. Thank you so much for sharing you awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon! Miz Helen
  7. Oh that is a great idea! I have never thought to put honey in the squash! I bet that is amazing! We will have to try that the next time I purchase one! Thanks for sharing!
  8. I love them, too. I sometimes add a little maple syrup.

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