5 from 2 votes
Roasted Acorn Squash with butter, brown sugar, and cayenne
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This Roasted Acorn Squash will knock your socks off! With just a little butter, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper, you have a side dish everyone will love!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, roasted acorn squash, roasted acorn squash recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 232 kcal
  • 1 1/2 pound acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • sprinkle of salt , to taste
  • sprinkle of cayenne pepper , to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Wash and dry the squash, then carefully (but with some muscle!) cut in half along the ribs, lengthwise.

  3. With a spoon, scrape the seeds and pulp from each half; discard (or wash, dry, and roast the seeds with seasoning!)

  4. Spread the butter over the flesh of each half, then sprinkle with the sugar, salt, and cayenne.

  5. Place on a lined cookie sheet or in a baking dish with cut sides up.

  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork or pairing knife.

Recipe Notes

Acorn Squash usually range in size from 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. Most of the ones I find are 1 1/2 lbs. and my cooking time reflects that. If your squash is larger, you might need to extend the cooking time.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Acorn Squash with butter, brown sugar, and cayenne
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 1180mg34%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1423IU28%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.