Roast Acorn Squash


This is one of those dishes that makes you want to celebrate fall and it's bounty of fresh vegetables!

I always loved foods that seemed naturally portioned just for me. One of my favorites, that my mother used to make, was baked acorn squash. Acorn squash is about the size of a Nerf football and perfectly serves two hungry eaters. Getting my own side dish of half of an acorn squash drizzled with a sweet sauce always made me feel very grown up. My mother used brown sugar to make the glaze in her recipe, but I personally love the taste of maple syrup with the squash.

Acorn squash can be found in abundance at farmers' markets right now, so we've been eating it every few nights. It's an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Best of all, this dish requires the bare minimum of preparation. Cut, drizzle, bake, serve!


comment on this post

Roast Acorn Squash (Serves 2-4)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 50 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free


  • 1 Acorn squash
  • 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp butter


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
2. Cut acorn squash length wise in half and sprinkle with salt.
3. Place the squash cut side down on the baking sheet.
4. Bake for 30 minutes.
5. Turn the squash cut side up and divide the maple syrup and butter between the pieces of squash spooning the mixture over to coat.
6. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until tender.
7. Serve.
Make N' Share!
Post a picture of any Weelicious recipe you make on Instagram - I wanna see them! Just tag @weelicious
Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

leave a comment


  • Rosa

    My household loves acorn squash, and I find that if I'm short on time, I can also cut the squash into quarters and microwave for about 7-8 minutes covered and then drizzle with maple syrup! You don't get that sweetness from roasting, but my daughter still loves it!

    leave a comment

    • Beatriz

      as much about their own integrity as it does about their poltiics. Gosh, Mr. Obama needs to be on the lookout for this guy. Read this through if you can stand to hear FACTS. The heart of the matter I know that many of you are sick and tired of all this political BS, but if you read just one more thing between now and next month's election, I urge you to read the following editorial .I don't know who Michael Masters' is or what he does, but he does write cogently and well. A Google search turns up a Michael Masters who is a lawyer in Philadelphia , but I don't believe that he is the author of this open letter. There is a Michael C. Masters' who lives in McLean, VA I presume, but do not know, for sure, that he is the author. However, he didn't show up in an y Google searches that I conducted, so I guess he isn't notorious' enough to be found. I look at that as a good thing, however. On the surface, that suggests he is just another citizen like the rest of us and has no particular ax to grind. However, he HAS done his homework before writing this editorial. To Barack Hussein Obama, The New York Times carried a story on Saturday, October 4, 2008, that proved you had a significantly closer relationship with Bill Ayers than what you previously admitted. Whilethe issue of your relationship is of concern, the greater concern is that you lied to America about it. The Chicago Sun reported on May 8, 2008, that FBI records showed that you had a significantly closer relationship with Tony Rezko than what you previously admitted. In theinterview, you said that you only saw Mr. Rezko a couple of times a ye ar. The FBI files showed that you saw him weekly. While the issue of your relationship is of concern, the greater concern is that you lied to America about it. Your speech in Philadelphia on March 18, 2008, about race' contradicted your statement to Anderson Cooper on March 14 when you said that you never heard Reverend Wright make hisnegative statements about white America . While your attendance at Trinity Church for 20 years is of concern, the greater concern is that you lied to America on March 14. In your 1st debate with John McCain, you said that you never said that you would meet with the leaders of Cuba, Venezuela , Iran , and North Korea without preparations' at lower levels.. Joe Biden repeated your words in his debate with Sarah Palin while the video tape from your debate last February clearly shows that you answered I would' to the question of meeting with those lea ders within 12 months without any' preconditions. While your judgement aboutmeeting with enemies of the USA without pre-conditions is of concern, the greater concern is that you lied to America in the debate with McCain. On July 14, 2008, you said that you always knew that the surge would work while the video tapes of you from more than a year ago show that you stated that the surge would not work.While your judgement about military strategy as a potential commander-in-chief is of concern, the greater concern is that you lied to America on July 14. You now claim that your reason for voting against funding for the troops was because the bill did not include a time line for withdrawal, while the video tapes of you from more than a year ago show that you voted against additional funding because you wanted our troops to be removed immediately not in 16 months after the 2008 election as you now claim. While your judgement about removing our troops unilaterally in 2007 is of concern, the greater concern is that you lied to America about your previous position. You claim to have a record of working with Republicans while the record shows that the only bill that you sponsored with a Republican was with Chuck Lugar and it failed. The record shows that you vote 97% in concert with the Democratic party and that you have the most liberal voting record in the Senate. You joined Republicans only 13% of the time in your votes and those 13% were only after agreement from the Democrat party. While it is of concern that you fail to include conservatives in your actions and that you are such a liberal, the greater concernis that you distorted the truth. In the primary debates of last February, 2008, you claimed to have talked with a Captain' of a platoon in Afghanistan the other day', when in fact you h ad a discussion in 2003 with a Lieutenant who had just been deployed to Afghanistan . You lied in that debate. In your debates last spring, you claimed to have been a professor of Constitutional law' when in fact you have never been a professor of Constitutional law. In this last debate,you were careful to say that you taught a law class' and never mentioned being a professor of Constitutional law.' You lied last spring. You and Joe Biden both claimed that John McCain voted against additional funding for our troops when the actual records show the opposite. You continually distorted the truth. You and Joe Biden claim that John McCain voted against funding for alternate energy sources 20 times when the record shows that John McCain specifically voted against funding for bio fuels, especially corn and he was right corn is too expensive at produc ing ethanol, and using corn to make ethanol increased the price of corn from $2 a bushel to $6 a bushel for food. You again distorted the truth. You and Joe Biden claim that John McCain voted like both of you for a tax increase on those making as little as $42,000 per year while the voting record clearly shows that John McCain did NOT vote as you and Joe Biden. You lied to America . Again. You and Joe Biden claim that John McCain voted with George W. Bush 90% of the time when you know that Democrats also vote 90% of the time with the President (including JoeBiden) because the vast majority of the votes are procedural. You are one of the few who has not voted 90% of the time with the president because you have been missing from the Senate whenever it was time to vote, since the day you got elected. While your absence from your job in the Senate is of concern, the greater concern is that you spin the facts. You did NOT take an active role in the rescue plan. You claimed that the Senate did not need you while the real reason that you abstained was because of your close relationshipswith the executives of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Countrywide, and ACORN who ALL helped cause the financial problems of today and they all made major contributions to your campaign. While your relationship with these executives and your protection of them for your brief 3 years in the Senate (along with Barney Frank, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, and Chris Dodd) is of concern, the greater concern is that you are being deceitful. You forgot to mention that you personally represented Tony Rezko and ACORN. Tony Rezko, an Arab and close friend to you, was convicted of fraud in Chicago real estate transactions that bilked millions of tax dollars from the Illinois government for renovation projects that you sponsored as a state senator and ACORN has been convicted of voter fraud, real estate sub-prime loan intimidation, and illegal campaign contributions. Tony Rezko has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to your political campaigns. You personally used your political positions to steer money to both Tony Rezko and ACORN and you used ACORN to register thousands of phony voters for Democrats and you. While your relationships with Rezko and ACORN are of GREAT concern, the greater concern is that you omitted importantFacts, INTENTIONALLY, about your relationships with them to America . During your campaign, you said: typical white person.' They cling to their guns and religion.' They will say that I am black.' You played the race card. You tried to label any criticism about you as racist. You divide America . You claim that you will reduce taxes for 95% of America , but you forgot to tell America that those reductions re after you remove the Bush tax reductions. You have requested closeto $1 BILLION in earmarks and several million for ACORN. Your social programs will cost America $1 TRILLION per year! And you claim that a reduction in military spending ($100 billion for Iraq ) can pay for it. While your economic plan of adding 30% to the size of our federal government is of great concern, the greater concern is that you are KNOWINGLY deceivingAmerica . The drain to America s economy by foreign supplied oil is $700 billion per year (5% of GDP) while the war in Iraq is $100 billion (less than 1% of GDP). You voted against any increasesto oil exploration for the last 3 years and any expansion of nuclear facilities. Yet today, you say that you have always been for more oil and more nuclear. You are lying to America again and AGAIN. Mr. Obama, you claimed that you changed' your mind about public financing for your campaign because of the money spent by Republican PACs in 2004. The truth is that the Democratic PACs in 2004, 2006, and 2008 spent twice as much as the Republican PACs (especially George Soros and You are lying to America . Mr. Obama, you have done nothing to stop the actions of the teachers' unions and college professors in the USA. They eliminated religion from our history. They teach pro-gay agendasand discuss sex with students as young as first grade. They bring their personal poltiics into the classrooms. They disparage conservatives. They brainwash our children. They are in it for themselves .. not America Are you reluctant to condemn their actions because teachers/professors and the NEA contribute 25% of all money donated to Democrats and none toRepublicans? You are deceiv ing America . Oh, Mr. Obama, Teddy Roosevelt said about a hundred years ago that we Americans should first look at the character of our leaders before anything else. YOUR character looks horrible.While you make good speeches, motivating speeches, your character does not match your rhetoric. You talk the talk, but do NOT walk the walk. 1. You lied to America . You lied many times. You distorted facts. You parsed your answers like a lawyer. 2. You distorted the record of John McCain in your words and in your nasty, negative advertisements. 3. You had associations with some very bad people for your personal political gains and then lied about those associations. 4. You divide America about race and about class. Now let me compare your record of lies, distortions, race baiting, and associations to John McCain: War hero. Annapolis graduate with Country first.' Operational leadership experience like all 43 previously elected presidents of the USA (as a Navy officer for 22 years.) 26 years in the Senate. Straight talk. Maverick. 54% of the time participated on bills with Democrats. Never asked for an earmark.The only blemish on his record is his part in the Keating 5 debacle about 25 years ago. Mr. Obama, at Harvard Law School , you learned that the end does not justify the means. You learned that perjury, false witness, dishonesty, distortion of truth are never tolerated.Yet, your dishonesty i s overwhelming. Your dishonesty is tremendously greater than the dishonesty that caused the impeachment and disbarment of Bill Clinton. Your dishonesty istremendously greater than the dishonesty of Scooter Libby. You should be ashamed. Mr. Obama, it is time for us Americans to put aside our differences on political issues and vote against you because of your dishonest character. It is time for all of us Americans to putaside our political issues and vote for America FIRST.It is time for America to vote for honesty. Any people who vote for you after understanding that you are dishonest should be ashamed of themselves for making their personal political issues more important than character. Wouldthese same people vote for the anti-Christ if the anti-Christ promised them riches? Would they make a golden calf while Moses was up the mountain? Would they hire someon e for a job if that someone lied in an interview? Of course not.So why do some of these people justify their votes for you even though they know you are dishonest? Why do they excuse your dishonesty?Because some of these people are frightened about the future, the economy, and their financial security . and you are preying on their fears with empty promises . and because some(especially our young people) are consumed by your wonderful style and promises for change', like the Germans who voted for Adolf Hitler in 1932. The greed/envy by Germans in 1932 kept them from recognizing Hitler for who he was. They loved his style. Greed and envy are keeping many Americans from recognizing you your style has camouflaged your dishonesty but many of us see you for who you really are and we will not stop exposing who you are every day, forever if it is necessary. Mr. Obama, you are dishonest. Anyone who votes for you is enabling dishonesty. Mr. Obama , America cannot trust that you will put America first in your decisions about the future. Mr. Obama, you are not the change' that America deserves. We cannot trust you. Mr. Obama, You are not ready and not fit to be commander-in-chief. Mr. Obama, John McCain does not have as much money as your campaign to refute all of your false statements. And for whatever reasons, the MainStream Media will not give adequatecoverage or research about your lies, distortions, word parsing, bad associations, race baiting, lack of operational leadership experience, and generally dishonest character. The media is diverting our attention from your relationships and ignoring the fact that you lied about those relationships. The fact that you lied is much mor e important than the relationships themselves . just like with Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon Monica Lewinski and Watergate were not nearly as bad as the fact that those men lied about the events false witness perjury your relationships and bad judgements are bad on their own . but your lies are even worse. Therefore, by copy of this memo, all who read this memo are asked to send it to everyone else in America before it is too late. We need to do the job that the media will not do. We needto expose your dishonesty so that every person in America understands who you really are before election day. Mr. Obama, in a democracy, we get what we deserve. And God help America if we deserve you. Michael Master McLean , Virginia

      leave a comment

  • Erin Anne

    I just made this for my daughter and I for lunch, and it was delicious:) I love pure maple syrup. I had previously been making our squash with brown sugar, but I like this better!

    leave a comment

  • AlaskaSarah

    I made this with honey because I didn't have any maple syrup and it was the most delicious thing I have ever eaten.

    leave a comment