Baked Acorn Squash 4
Baked Acorn Squash is delicious, simple to make and very nutritious. Acorn squash is high in vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, potassium and fiber and one cup is only 115 calories. There is no need to peel the squash for this recipe and you can serve the prepared squash right in its own skin or you can scoop the flesh out to serve from a bowl. Our family likes butter and brown sugar with salt and pepper on their individual squash halves and I know many who indulge by sliding their marshmallow topped acorn squash halves under the broiler during the holidays. You can buy acorn squash on sale, bake them and then scoop out the flesh into containers to freeze for later use.

Ingredients:

  • 1 acorn squash, washed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • Water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Suggested toppings, if desired- butter, salt, pepper, brown sugar

First we begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees.

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Next, use a heavy duty spoon to scrape out the seeds and fiber from the center of the acorn squash.

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Next, put the halves cut side down in a baking pan and add enough water so there is about an inch of water in the baking pan. Sprinkle the salt in the water and carefully place the baking pan in the oven.

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After about 30 minutes, check the acorn squash for doneness. There will probably be very little to no water left in the pan at this point. It is done when a fork can easily be inserted through the skin and into the flesh. If not done, check again in 10 minutes.

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Serve the acorn squash with butter, salt, pepper and brown sugar, if desired, or add your own toppings. Enjoy!

 

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Baked Acorn Squash
2016-01-12 15:31:05
Baked Acorn Squash is delicious, simple to make and very nutritious. Acorn squash is high in vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, potassium and fiber and one cup is only 115 calories. There is no need to peel the squash for this recipe and you can serve the prepared squash right in its own skin or you can scoop the flesh out to serve from a bowl. Our family likes butter and brown sugar with salt and pepper on their individual squash halves and I know many who indulge by sliding their marshmallow topped acorn squash halves under the broiler during the holidays. You can buy acorn squash on sale, bake them and then scoop out the flesh into containers to freeze for later use.
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Ingredients
  1. • 1 acorn squash, washed and sliced in half lengthwise
  2. • Water
  3. • 1 teaspoon salt
  4. • Suggested toppings, if desired- butter, salt, pepper, brown sugar
Instructions
  1. First we begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Next, use a heavy duty spoon to scrape out the seeds and fiber from the center of the acorn squash.
  3. Next, put the halves cut side down in a baking pan and add enough water so there is about an inch of water in the baking pan. Sprinkle the salt in the water and carefully place the baking pan in the oven.
  4. After about 30 minutes, check the acorn squash for doneness. There will probably be very little to no water left in the pan at this point. It is done when a fork can easily be inserted through the skin and into the flesh. If not done, check again in 10 minutes.
  5. Serve the acorn squash with butter, salt, pepper and brown sugar, if desired, or add your own toppings. Enjoy!
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