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Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash

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This holiday season add this recipe for Maple Butter Roasted Acorn Squash to your menu! Acorn squash is roasted with real maple syrup and butter until caramelized. This recipe can be easily adjusted to feed more people.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn squash, butter, fall, maple syrup, roasted, Thanksgiving, vegetable
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 150
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

  • 2 small acorn squash
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 pinch kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper more or less to taste
  • 2 shakes paprika
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°.
  • Cut the acorn squash in half and spritz generously with olive oil spray. Add 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup into the cavity of each squash. Season with a few pinches of kosher salt, black pepper and paprika. Then place 1 tablespoon of (salted) butter in the center of the squash as well.
  • Roast on the middle rack of your preheated oven for 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through roasting. Once roasted and fork tender, remove the squash and use a pastry brush to brush the maple butter on the exposed flesh of the squash. Return the pan back to the oven and roast for 10 minutes more.

Nutrition

Serving: 1squash | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 815mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg