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Microwave Roasted Acorn Squash

4 to 6
3 Min
24 Min

Don't wait until the leaves start changing to enjoy this harvest-time treat! No matter what time of year it is, we can bring home the feel of autumn with this hearty side dish.

What You'll Need

  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Pierce the squash a few times with a knife then place the whole squash in a microwave-safe 9 x 13 baking dish. Microwave at 80% power for 9 minutes.
  2. Remove the squash from the microwave and let cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Cut in half and remove the seeds; cut squash into 2-inch chunks.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oil, salt, and pepper; mix well. Add the squash and toss until well coated then return the pieces to the baking dish.
  4. Microwave at 80% power for 15 minutes, or until fork-tender; serve immediately.


Serve this as is to enjoy the delicate, nutty flavor of the squash, or drizzle it with warm maple syrup or melted butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar just before serving.

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