Yield
4 servings (serving size: 2 squash slices)

Honey boosts the natural sweetness of acorn squash. Serve this simple side with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Step 2

Cut 1/4 inch from stem end and bottom of each squash, and discard. Cut each squash in half crosswise. Discard the seeds and membrane. Cut each squash half crosswise into 2 (1-inch-thick) slices. Combine 2 tablespoons honey, 4 teaspoons olive oil, black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add squash, and toss to coat. Place squash on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until tender.

Ratings & Reviews

SingingGourmand's Review

8stringfan
February 16, 2015
Easy and delicious, but it definitely calls for a sharp knife. I used quite a bit of pepper and that was nice, but I'll try the cardamom suggested in the other review next time.

Lauralu's Review

southernyankee2
December 06, 2011
I cut the squash up into cubes, and that made it easier to serve to the kiddos. I thought it was a great way to get them to eat squash. The one year old ate half a squash all by herself! Yummy new way to make squash!

8stringfan's Review

epestrad
December 04, 2011
Ehhh...not awful but nothing special. Other than using a less-commonly cooked winter squash, I thought it was a tad bland, dull, and one-dimensional. Also, slicing an acorn squash into rings is a pain in the butt!

southernyankee2's Review

Lauralu
November 03, 2011
Great side dish and very easy to make with ingredients on hand! I added cardamom and think it enhanced the recipe a little if you like that flavor.

epestrad's Review

SingingGourmand
September 27, 2011
This is a wonderful side! The honey mixture caramelizes the acorn rings, making this dish savory and sweet. We followed the recipe as is, and will definitely make it again in the future!