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Baked Acorn Squash | Magnolia Days

Baked Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is baked with cinnamon and brown sugar for a wonderful side dish to go with ham, chicken, pork, and more.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Renee


  • 2 acorn squash
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 4 pats of unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Slice the acorn squash in half from tip to end. Use a heavy duty knife because the squash is hard and difficult to cut. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp in the center. Discard seeds and pulp. Use a pairing knife to cut slits in the flesh of the squash. Do not cut through the skin.
  3. Place the squash cut side up in a baking dish. Add a little water to the dish to keep the squash from drying out during baking.
  4. Sprinkle salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar over each squash. Place a pat of butter in the center of each squash (between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon for each squash).
  5. Bake the squash for 1 hour or until soft. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Baked acorn squash topped with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It's a wonderful winter squash side dish to go with ham, chicken, pork, and more.