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Nana's Acorn Squash

Nana's Acorn Squash

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

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

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  • Calories:
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.1g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  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.
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Reviews

Jillian
124

Jillian

1/12/2011

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.

naples34102
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naples34102

12/27/2007

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!

ELawson10
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ELawson10

3/12/2005

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.

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