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Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5-10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40-50 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins - 1 hr
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


An easy sweet and salty 5-ingredient side dish.


  • 2 medium acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch kosher or sea salt
  • Pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the acorn squash cut side up in a baking dish. Brush with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  3. Roast 40-50 minutes or until squash is soft. Turn the oven to a broil.
  4. Brush with the maple syrup and broil 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
  5. Serve immediately.


Storage Tip: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.


  • Serving Size: 1 half
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: squash, acorn squash, side dish, vegetarian, vegan