Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Great side dish, quick and simple.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  2. Turn squash cut side up. Fill centers with brown sugar, butter and honey; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heathed through.


Most Helpful

I have nuked squash before, but only with the brown sugar/butter combo. The addition of honey does give it an extra touch. I used buttercup squash in place of the acorn. Buttercup is very similar, but a bit on the drier/fluffier side. I also added a few slices of onion, just because. :) Thanks morgainegeiser for a wonderful switch to microwave squash. I'll be using the honey method from now on. Made for the Auzzie/NZ Recipe Swap #33

Diana #2 October 26, 2009

This was great, and much faster than baking it in the oven. I cut the recipe in half (since it was just me and my husband), and I didn't measure the brown sugar, butter, honey, salt, or pepper (I just kinda eyeballed it). I used a 9" Pyrex pie plate for the dish and didn't cover it (I'm a rebel), and it worked great; the cooking times are right on. This is my second time making and eating acorn squash, and it was lovely. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Greeny4444 April 04, 2009

Very nice indeed! I grew up eating acorn squash like this--except that it took an hour to cook! And the honey used here definitely adds some complexity to the taste. I'll never bake acorn squash again! THANKS for posting this.

BarbryT February 08, 2009

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