Nana's Acorn Squash

Nana's Acorn Squash


"This is a recipe even veggie haters will love! People who like sweet potatoes also love it. It's a family favorite of mine."


30 m servings 400 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.9g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a microwave safe casserole dish pour enough water to reach 1 1/2 inches 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 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in each half.
  3. Broil 5 minutes, or until butter is melted. Mix the melted butter and sugar into the flesh, and serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 129 Ratings


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 virtu...

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...

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 35...

This is a dish you can make when you decide at the last minute that you want squash. The microwave does it in half the time of a regular oven. Very easy and tasty recipe. I used a small squash s...

My fiance and I loved this recipe! My small squash did not take quite 15 minutes to cook in the microwave, and during broiling I added a little maple syrup and bourbon. It was wonderful.

You can see that fall is right around the corner here in Pennsylvania, with the abundance of squash at the local farmers market. I love acorn squash, but it takes to long to cook, the convention...

This was so easy and I really loved the micro/broil method to cut time. I think my squash were small (softball size) so I could have used far less butter. I ended up dumping out the excess and t...

I love the quick and easy process to make this squash! I used less brown sugar than stated. I will try agave nectar next time.

Yummy! Even my husband who doesn't like any kind of squash raved over this! He said it was the best squash dish that he'd ever had. Using the microwave made the squash soft and moist. Thanks fo...