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Baked Acorn Squash on a baking sheet with a chef's knife in the background.

Baked Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash - tender, sweet acorn squash baked with butter and brown sugar is the perfect side dish for your Fall dinner.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 234kcal


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and stringy pulp from the center of the squash.
  • Spread the cut sides of each half with 1 tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle each half with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
  • Place in a baking pan, cut sides up. Bake for about 1 hour or until the squash is very tender.
  • Serve one half squash per person.


Tip: you can use a brown sugar substitute in this recipe if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1146IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg