Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash is a tasty veggie side dish! Squash is seasoned with butter, spices, and Parmesan, and it’s ready in 30 minutes!
Tender and seasoned well with butter, spices and Parmesan cheese, this simple acorn squash recipe is delicious, and I think you’ll enjoy it! I’ve been experimenting with acorn squash recipes for the past couple of years, have enjoyed the process!
I’ve already posted delicious “sweet” recipes for Apple Pecan Stuffed Acorn Squash and Baked Praline Acorn Squash on my blog. Now it’s time for a “SAVORY” recipe for this versatile winter squash! It is ready in 30 minutes from start to finish, so you can’t go wrong with this recipe! Here’s how easy it is to make:
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Prepare The Acorn Squash For Baking
Before beginning, remember to preheat your oven to 400°F. Okay- here we go: Start with a 1½ to 2 pound acorn squash. This is considered a medium sized squash, since they can get as large as 5 pounds! Carefully slice the squash in half through the middle (NOT stem to bottom!) then scoop out and discard the seeds and pulp from each half.
Place the squash, cut side down, and slice each half into 1″ wide slices, creating a half moon-shaped slice. Place all the slices into a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
This is what the slices will look like after they have been cut.
Seasoning The Acorn Squash
Now it’s time to make the seasoning sauce for the squash. Melt butter in a small saucepan. When melted, add garlic powder, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Pour the sauce over the acorn squash slices, and toss gently, until the squash is covered on all sides with the buttery spice mixture.
Bake The Acorn Squash
Lay the seasoned acorn squash slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle each slice on top with a little grated Parmesan cheese (either fresh grated or the kind you get in a green shaker can). Bake them at 400°F. for 20 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
Test for doneness by inserting a knife into the middle of a slice. It should glide in smoothly, showing you the squash is tender. Remove the pan from the oven, and serve the roasted Parmesan acorn squash while hot.
Serve The Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash
To serve, arrange the roasted Parmesan acorn squash slices on a serving platter or onto individual plates. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy this savory vegetable side dish. A butter knife can easily be used to separate (cut away) the tender squash from the peel.
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Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash is a tasty veggie side dish! Squash is seasoned with butter, spices, and Parmesan, and it's ready in 30 minutes!
- 1 medium acorn squash between 1½-2 pounds
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese fresh or shaker container
- fresh parsley (optional for garnish)
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Carefully slice squash in half through the middle (NOT stem to bottom!). Scoop out/discard seeds and pulp. Place squash cut side down, and slice each half into 1" wide slices, creating half moon-shaped slices. Place into large bowl; set aside.
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add garlic powder, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Pour sauce over acorn squash; toss gently, until squash is covered on all sides with sauce. Lay slices in single layer on large baking sheet. Sprinkle slices with grated Parmesan (fresh grated or green shaker can type).
Bake at 400°F. for 20 minutes, or until the squash is fork-tender. Test for doneness by inserting knife into the middle of a slice. It should glide in smoothly. Remove from the oven; serve roasted Parmesan acorn squash immediately, garnishing with fresh parsley, if desired.
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