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Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash is rated 4.333333333333333 out of 5 by 21.
Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
45
min.
Servings

4 servings

Mash acorn squash & top with brown sugar & marshmallows to baked in its own shells for a tasty side dish. This harvest time Acorn Squash is great for fall.

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Place squash halves in microwaveable dish; cover with waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 12 to 14 min. or until tender, turning after 7 min. Let stand, covered, 5 min.
  • Scoop squash from shells into medium bowl, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. Add butter; mash until squash is smooth and butter is completely melted. Spoon into squash shells; place on baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar; top with marshmallows.
  • Bake 12 to 15 min. or until squash are heated through and marshmallows are lightly browned.

Use Your Oven

To bake squash in the oven instead of cooking it in the microwave, cut squash in half and remove seeds. Place squash halves, cut sides down, in 13x9-inch pan filled with 1/2 inch water. Bake in 375°F oven 40 to 50 min. or until squash is tender. Scoop squash from shells, then continue as directed.

Best of Season

Acorn squash is a popular variety of hard-skinned squash. Choose squash that are heavy for their size. The rinds should be hard, deep colored and free of spots. Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place for up to 1 month.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 200
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 85mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was a wonderful surprise! This was a wonderful surprise! I wasn't sure how squash would be with brown sugar in it, but it was wonderful! My husband loved it! And, serving it in it's shell makes it wonderful for entertaining! I'll definately make it again.
Date published: 2003-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I don't like squash, but I am trying to eat healthier so I tried this recipe. I don't like squash, but I am trying to eat healthier so I tried this recipe. I wasn't too fond of it, but I think anyone who does really like squash will enjoy this. I did leave out the marshmallows though.
Date published: 2008-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is so sweet and delicious, I feel guilty eating it with dinner! This is so sweet and delicious, I feel guilty eating it with dinner! My husband always saves it for last and eats it as dessert. Very easy to prepare, too.
Date published: 2003-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! Yummy! I added a chopped pear, 1/2 an apple, chopped walnuts and dried cranberries with 1 tsp of all spice powder. It turned out delicious and decorative.
Date published: 2008-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was out of mini marshmallows, but marshmallow creme worked fine. I was out of mini marshmallows, but marshmallow creme worked fine. I also discovered if we are out of brown sugar, maple syrup works well.
Date published: 2012-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a great way to get my family to eat something good for them. This is a great way to get my family to eat something good for them. It wasn't our favorite, but it was tasty for a squash recipe.
Date published: 2004-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't believe what could be done with that squash! I couldn't believe what could be done with that squash! My sister and I added about a tablespoon of nutmeg, and it was delicious!
Date published: 2006-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! WOW!! This was amazing at Thanksgiving and went immediately. I can't wait to make it again!
Date published: 2005-01-20
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