! Arriba ! Baked Winter Squash Mexican-Style

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Autumn is my favorite time of year to cook! This recipe can be prepared either spicy or sweet, your choice! Two of my posted Mexican-inspired seasoning mix recipes are offered as suggestions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. *NOTE: Two separate seasoning suggestions are given. Make a choice and proceed with recipe.
  2. Depending on size of squash, cut into half or fourths.
  3. Remove seeds.
  4. For spicy squash, drizzle (roughly 1/2 teaspoon) olive oil or melted butter over each cut squash piece. Season with Mexican Seasoning Mix II.
  5. For sweet squash, drizzle (roughly 1/2 teaspoon) melted honey, butter, grated piloncillo (or any combination of) over each cut squash piece. Season with Sweet Mexican Spice Mix.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees, again depending on size, for 40 minutes up to an hour, until a fork can easily pierce the skin.
  7. Be careful not to burn the squash especially if you opt to use sugar or butter. If you feel more comfortable, cover the squash with aluminum foil the first half hour, give or take, of baking.
  8. If desired, season with salt.
  9. Note for Vegan use piloncillo.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I used butternut squash and the sweet option. The mexican spice mix put this over the top. Thanks for sharing.

CJAY December 05, 2011

This was a nice change. I used butternut squash and the sweet option using a good local honey and unsalted butter. I did not add salt. We ate this on top of recipe#322603 with Balkan yogurt. I may make this again same option. Made for Ramadan Tag 2010.

UmmBinat August 21, 2010

I used an acorn squash and recipe#137681 Sweet Mexican spice blend. Only used 1 tsp honey & 1 tsp butter between both halves,, sprinkled the squash liberally with the spice mix. Baked covered for 45 minutes uncovered or 15. I basted the squash with the the butter/honey from the cavity allowing it to get a golden color. Lovely Squash recipe Thanks Cookgirl

Bergy February 18, 2006

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