Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins

My picky 8 yr old's favorite side dish. So incredibly easy to make. Posting for my recipe book but hope you add to yours too!


  1. Cut squash and remove seeds and stringy stuff.
  2. place cut side down on microwave safe plate.
  3. Microwave on high for 15-17 minutes.
  4. Combine pecans, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Turn squash over and gently mash the guts leaving the shells intact.
  6. Dot each half with real butter and sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  7. Microwave on high 2 minutes more or until brown sugar is melted.