Roast Acorn Squash

    1 hour 50 min

    A super autumn dish, which is an excellent side dish to any meal. Roasted acorn squash is heated with sauteed onions and seasonings. It's perfect for the bitter cold months.

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    Makes: 4 

    • 2 medium acorn squash
    • 50g butter
    • 2 onions, thinly sliced
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Cut acorn squash in half. Roast them cut side up on a baking tray for 50 minutes or until the flesh is just tender. Let the squash cool for 20 minutes.
    3. In a large frying pan over medium heat melt the butter; saute the onions. Stirring occasionally, cook the onions for 10 minutes or until they begin to brown at the edges. Mix in the garlic, coriander and nutmeg. Cook the mixture 2 minutes more; then remove the pan from the heat.
    4. Spoon the seeds and stringy middle out of the squash and discard. Spoon out the flesh, chop it and add it to the onion mixture. Discard the skins. Heat and stir the squash-onion mixture, then season it with salt and pepper. Serve the squash hot.


    If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.

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    Adding chicken broth after the squash was incorporated with the onions really helped give the dish a much nicer consistency. Also, try adding a splash of balsamic vinegar to boost the flavor.  -  09 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Rich flavorful and nutritionally superior to other dressings that might accompany hardy meats and roasted fowl. Onions and spices provide a flavor boost that would make squash a more attractive dish for people who otherwise would resist trying it.  -  18 May 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUM!! This is a great side dish! I love it! I served at thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it! Even the kids and that is hard to do!  -  14 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)