Butter Roasted Acorn Squash

Marcia McCance


This truly was my favorite dish when I was growing up. My mom preferred to cook our food without sugar so she did not glaze the squash. We loved it with just butter and salt and pepper. I don't think there is any better way to cook it. Simple. Plain, Absolutely mouth watering! I always added more butter at the table, too. It was lovely seeing that puddle of butter in the bottom of the squash, then mashing it all together inside the skin. Good eats!!



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  • 2 medium
    acorn squash, halved, and seeded
  • 4
    pats of butter
  • to taste
    salt and pepper

How to Make Butter Roasted Acorn Squash


  1. Place face up in baking dish. (To cup the butter inside. It is OK if it leans a little... just so long as it holds the butter without dripping. Trim a tiny flat place off the bottom if necessary -- or cradle on a clean metal jar lid.)
  2. Place a pat of butter in each half
  3. Generously salt and pepper to taste
  4. Bake at 350° for 40 to 60 minutes

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About Butter Roasted Acorn Squash

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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