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Brown Sugar Baked Squash

Brown Sugar Baked Squash

Michelle Boulé
There is nothing more "fall" then making a squash side dish. Whether acorn squash, delicata squash, butternut squash, or whatever winter squash variety you favor, this simple recipe is always a hit. It was a vegetable dish I always asked for when I was a kid, which speaks to how delicious it is. Brown Sugar Baked Squash will be on your table soon enough this fall, Thanksgiving or whenever you crave it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 356 kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Chef's Knife
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Baking Dish


  • 2 Acorn Squash
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Halve squash with a large chef's knife. Scoop out all seeds and discard. Drizzle cut side of squash with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Place squash cut side down on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet.
  • Roast squash for 45 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven.
  • Carefully place roasted squash onto a plate or bowl, cut side up. Place 1 Tbsp of butter in each well of the squash, followed by 1 Tbsp of brown sugar in each (though if you go over 1 Tbsp, your secret is safe with me!) Let butter melt, then serve and enjoy!


You can use other squash varieties for this recipe, though you may need to adjust the baking time depending on the size of the squash.


Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 2gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 110mgPotassium: 764mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1141IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Brown Sugar Baked Squash
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