Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe (2024)



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I microwave the whole squash (with fork piercings) 2-3 minutes, THEN slice the rings.


This is simple to make and quite good. I thought cooking time and temperature were perfect. Not exactly bursting with flavor though. Next time I'm going to try either of the following: cinnamon or perhaps paprika instead of pepper, or as written with additional splash of lemon juice or balsamic.


Delicious! I used molasses instead of honey for the vegans coming to Thanksgiving dinner. Tip - microwave the squash for 2 minutes first and they’ll cut much easier. I cut the squash in half then sliced to make half rings. Put it in a plastic bag then poured in the glaze, massage to coat. Easy!

Phil B

I zapped it in the microwave for 5 minutes after slicing it, to soften the squash up. And I put a pan of water in the oven to keep the air moist and used a basting brush to coat the squash. The amount of dressing in the recipe is just adequate.

Brian OConnor

1. - This was delicious, my guests loved it.

2. - But I ended up dicing the squash, partly to speed up the roasting by having smaller pieces, but mostly because I mangled the cutting process. I guess my interpretation of "crosswise" was wrong.

3. Here's a video that show's how it's SUPPOSED to go:

Amy K.

I found it easier said than done! Cutting the squash was difficult, and then "tossing" it. I wound up spreading the delicious mixture all over the squash rings with my fingers! In the oven now, can't wait to try it!


This was great! I baked the squash for twice as long, though. I also followed another's suggestion and added a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon to the entire dish.

Kitchen Witch

Made with maple instead of honey for fall awesomeness! Cooked for an extra ten min and didn’t regret it.

אבי Avi

Absolutely delicious and leftovers even better. Topped with toasted pistachios after cooking for nuttiness. Thanks again Ms Parker-Pope!


This was delicious. I took the advice of other reviewers and added cinnamon to the "glaze". I mixed the glaze in a bowl and spread it on the squash with a pastry brush. I added 5 minutes to the cooking time.


really good. Added cardamom to the honey/oil wash. Also micro’d first to soften, but ended up cutting wedges instead of slices. Super good.


really nice - added some fresh grated ginger and a pinch of 5 spice. cooking time was just right.

Food finder

Made with maple syrup in stead of honey. Added cinnamon. Very good. Nice change of pace.


Simple and delicious!


Superb!! ….and easy!!!I did read notes ahead, and was glad I did. I preheated each piece 2 minutes for ease in cutting.I added a dash of cayenne to oil mix, and heated all in glass measure for 30 minutes. This allowed for a more viscous product for mixing with squash slices. I baked at 400 degrees and everything was perfect.


I ended up increasing the temperature to 400 degrees to give it a more golden edge. Make sure all the pieces are touching the pan or they won’t cook as well (probably obvious to some people but not others). I also added about 8 minutes but if I had started out at 400 degrees I probably wouldn’t have had to do that. Very tasty though.

Billy E

Try using hot honey.


I substitute a tablespoon of chili-infused honey (Carolina reaper in this case) for one of the tablespoons of regular honey. That half and half blend gives a bit of warmth that's delicious.

Darnelle Nelson

I used many of the suggestions in the notes to great advantage. This dish was delicious!- microwaved each squash for 3 minutes to make cutting easier- added red pepper flakes instead of black pepper- substituted maple syrup for the honey- put the squash rings in a large plastic bag and poured in the syrup/oil mixture to coat- I doubled the syrup/oil mixture and it wasn’t too much. I was hoping for leftovers, but no such luck. It was gobbled up.


Was good!


Warming the honey/oil/seasoning mixture by setting the Mason jar in a bowl of just-boiled water for a minute makes it easy to pour and toss with the squash


Wanna get fancy? (For me the answer is always yes) I added a dash more salt ( I used coarse sea salt) and extra squirt of honey, 2 tsp fresh finely chopped oregano, 1 tsp garam masala and a bit of garlic powder. Holy moly. I can't stop eating it!!

Pam from NJ

Added Dijon mustard and rosemary. Liked it very much, nice presentation


Skipped the honey to make it more friendly to my blood sugar needs and subbed a splash of balsamic. Was a nice, quick savory squash!

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