Grilled Acorn Squash

    30 min

    This dish is quick and easy to make. Squash halves are microwaved, then grilled with butter and dark brown sugar. It's sweet, buttery and darn tasty. Serve as a side dish to any meal.

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    Makes: 2 

    • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60g butter, divided
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a microwave safe baking dish pour enough water to reach 3.75cm in depth. Place the squash halves cut side down in the water and pierce the skin with a fork a few times. Microwave on high for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.
    2. Sprinkle each half with salt and pepper to taste. Place 30g butter and 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar in each half.
    3. Grill 5 minutes or until butter is melted. Mix the melted butter and sugar into the flesh and serve.


    If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.

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    Simple, quick and delicious! I love acorn squash and my Mom always used to make it this way. I'm so glad I found this recipe. This is a fall and winter classic and what's great is it takes virtually no time at all! If you want to spice things up add a little cinnamon or nutmeg.  -  07 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe not only takes care of the job in about 1/3 the time it takes in a conventional oven, but also frees up the oven! Wish I would have thought to cook it this way YEARS ago. I think the last time I made acorn squash in the oven WAS the last time I'll make acorn squash in the oven! Also, I used one large squash and the cooking time and amounts of brown sugar and butter were perfect. Thanks, Corinne, for sharing Nana's recipe!  -  27 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I make this recipe almost the same way except I bake in the oven at 350 degrees. My kids didn't like squash so I called this California sweet potato and they loved it. I baked in the oven at 350 degrees. I crunch up a large piece of aluminum foil, then nest the acorn squash in the aluminum foil so they don't tip over. Bake for about 1 hr. Another variation I've heard is to use maple syrup with the butter instead of the brown sugar. Anyway you make it, it is delicious.  -  15 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)