Parmesan Acorn Squash

READY IN: 1hr 8mins
Recipe by echo echo

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

Top Review by lilorchid82

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.

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.

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