Maple Roasted Acorn Squash makes a quick, delicious, and beautiful side dish. Made of acorn squash, maple syrup, and a sprinkling of spices. 

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe - Maple Roasted Acorn Squash makes a quick, delicious, and beautiful side dish. Made of acorn squash, maple syrup, and a sprinkling of spices. // addapinch.com

If you are looking for a side dish that is just as beautiful to look at as it is to make, then this acorn squash is just what you need! With just a few ingredients, this dish is everything there is to love about squash – sweet, tender, and delicious!

For years, I sliced my acorn squash in half, scooped out the pulpy insides and then cut it into small wedges to roast. Finally, one day it occurred to me to make a whole slice and remove the center with a cookie cutter to make this bloom shape. Don’t you think it would be absolutely perfect for a ladies’ luncheon?

Ready in about 30 minutes, I drizzle the slices with a little bit of olive oil and maple syrup. Then, I sprinkle them with salt and pepper and roast them in the oven until they are fork tender and fragrant.

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe - Maple Roasted Acorn Squash makes a quick, delicious, and beautiful side dish. Made of acorn squash, maple syrup, and a sprinkling of spices. // addapinch.com

Here’s my Maple Roasted Acorn Squash recipe. I hope you love it!

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash makes a quick, delicious, and beautiful side dish. Made of acorn squash, maple syrup, and a sprinkling of spices.
5 from 5 votes

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 small acorn squash cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
  • Cut center pulpy portion of acorn squash from each slice, removing pulp and seeds. Set aside for another use or discard. Arrange acorn squash slices on rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil and maple syrup over acorn squash slices. Sprinkle with brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Roast until fork-tender and fragrant, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and serve warm.
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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14 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Robyn,

    I love reading your recipes, and I’m sure they are delicious. I have made your pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving but haven’t sampled it yet. Of course, I’m going to wait until Thanksgiving Day but it’s hard! It smells so good, and I know it will be delicious so it gets 5 stars! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. When I do acorn or butternut squash, I cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, and put in my crockpot with a bit of water. I cook on high for three hours or so, until they are forkable. With the acorn I don’t do seasonings or butter as the squash is very moist. I pat the insides dry, then either serve as the half, or scoop the pulp out. Either way I add a pat or two of butter (the real stuff) and cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg, and if felling decadent I add some cream (also the real stuff) to the pulped.

    I will try yours in a few weeks – it looks really good.

  3. Wonderful recipe – i made a couple of changes; I cut acorn squash in wedges (~1 1/2″) and omitted brown sugar and it was delicious. Definitely a keeper easy & tasty recipe! Thank you!!!!

  4. Just came across this while googling “how long to bake acorn squash at 400 degrees” and just LOVED the pretty way you cut the squash! I’d already sliced mine in wedges, but I will DEFINITELY use your cut the next time I prepare this for my granddaughters! Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

  5. I am going to try this for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the idea! I just hope I have the hand strength to cut all the pieces. It’s definitely not a Veg that is easy to cut. LOL

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