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Easy Healthy Baked Acorn Squash halves next to full sized squash.

Easy Healthy Baked Acorn Squash

Julie Wunder
Fall sides can be simple and tasty!  This healthy roasted acorn squash takes only 5 minutes to prep and it's naturally sweet with only a hint of brown sugar. This easy side is sure to be the star of the meal!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 105 kcal


  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, optional- can sub maple syrup or leave off


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Brush the coconut oil over all sides of the acorn squash.
  • Sprinkle with the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Place in a 9x9 casserole dish. Put ½ cup of water in the bottom on the pan. Cover with foil.
  • Cook for 40 minutes and remove the foil.
  • Cook uncovered for the remaining 15 minutes.


  • You can omit the sugar altogether as well! This small amount brings out the flavor!
  • The hardest part of the entire recipe is cutting this baby in half.  You can nuke it for a minute or two to help out and use a very sharp knife. Obviously keep your fingers completely away.


Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 748mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 791IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 2mg
Keyword acorn squash, autumn, healthy, squash, vegetarian
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