Roast Acorn Squash

Approximate cooking time: 15 minutes in the microwave, or 55 minutes in the oven

A delicately sweet and nutritious side dish.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)

161 Calories
15g Carbs
12g Fat
2g Protein
12g Net Carbs

Serving Size

4 servings


  • 1 small acorn squash, cut in half length-wise
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • ¼ cup walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Or to cook squash in microwave, place squash flesh down in a microwave safe dish. Add 1/2″ of water, and microwave for 8-12 minutes. Check often, as each microwave will vary cooking time.
  3. Place squash cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet or shallow baking dish.
  4. Add 1/4″ of water to the baking sheet or dish.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until peel is soft to the touch.
  6. Remove from oven and carefully turn over. Remove squash from peel and top with butter and walnuts to serve.


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