Orange Baked Acorn Squash

Orange Baked Acorn Squash


"Baked acorn squash with a buttery orange flavor, accented with nutmeg. Kids love this!"

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 201 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 201 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.8g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 50 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fill a baking dish with about 1/2 inch water. Place squash halves cut side down in the dish, and bake 40 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the thawed orange juice, butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  4. Turn squash halves cut side up in the baking dish, and drizzle evenly with the orange juice sauce. Continue baking 20 minutes.
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  1. 52 Ratings


Please don't forget those seeds, when you cut the squash in half spread the seeds out on a piece of foil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika onion and garlic powder and bake them along with the squash anbd in 5 minutes you'll have a little snack wile you're cooking the rest of your meal...they go great with an ice cold beer too!


I loved the hint of orange taste and the easy preparation of this dish; however, I had to fill the hole with something so I diced two macintosh apples and tossed them with the orange sauce and then placed them in the squash. I cut the baking time of the sqash to 30 min and then baked the squash and apples together for 30 min. Everyone loved it.

Hun E Bare

This was really tasty. I didn't have OJ concentrate so I just used regular OJ. I cut the cooking time down by partially cooking the squash in the microwave and then finishing it up in the oven with chicken that I was baking.This would be a great holiday recipe.