Total Time
1hr 8mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

A winter favorite in my family. I'm giving measurement amounts to satisfy website requirements, but I never measure.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut squashes in half, remove seeds, place in baking dish with 1/2" water and bake cut side down in 350° oven 1 hour (remove sooner if soft).
  2. Criss-cross cut pulp; sprinkle with salt and pepper, top with parmesan and dot with butter.
  3. Drain water from baking dish.
  4. Return squash to oven, face up; broil just long enough to melt butter and lightly brown cheese.
Most Helpful

I've never had acorn squash before, so I was a little hesitant. However, this recipe really makes it good...even my husband enjoyed it. I wanted a starchy dish that was not mashed potato. I think that calories wise, they are similar. My husband did think that panko crumbs on top during the broiling stage would've added to the dish. I microwaved the squash for 1 min initially to soften it up a bit before removing the seeds. I also set the oven for 400, so it only took 35 min to bake.

lilorchid82 November 24, 2011

I don't think I cut it up enough before adding the butter and cheese. I would make it again and try to do that better. It was pretty good.

jagmichigan October 14, 2012

WOW about sums this one up! I've never thought of putting cheese on squash before until I saw this recipe! I wasn't even skeptical after reading all these wonderful reviews of this recipe, I KNEW it was going to be great! Made as directed, and wouldn't change a thing. This will be my now GO TO way to make acorn squash, from now on! Thanks for posting such a yummy recipe echo. :)

Meekocu2 November 02, 2011