Low Calorie Baked Acorn Squash With Orange

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Acorn squash is naturally low calorie and very healthy. I wanted to make it for lunch but all the recipes I found included butter, margarine, and sugars. Special thanks to Dancer who's recipe I used as the foundation for this one.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 small acorn squash, halved, and seeds removed
  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 116 teaspoon nutmeg, ground


  1. Place squash pieces, cut side up, in a large baking pan. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour.
  2. For sauce, in a small saucepan combine orange juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Heat at medium temperature until bubbling lightly.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. When the squash has finished cooking for an hour, drizzle sauce in squash shells and return squash to oven.
  5. Bake, uncovered, about 35 minutes more or until squash is tender.
Most Helpful

Looking for some alternative ways to cook good but light. This is very good - a great side that feels like we were cheating as it felt like a dessert. Thanks!

sher440 November 28, 2009