Acorn squash is a winter squash with a sweet, yellow-orange flesh. It is a perfect squash to roast and serve as a side dish for thanksgiving.
You can slice it in half and serve halves to your guests or once sliced in half, slice into 4 pieces and serve once roasted.
Have fun with the spices you sprinkle on the squash.
How about a sweet one? Butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and fresh nutmeg.
Or a savory one? Butter, curry powder, cumin and smoked sea salt.
That is what is great about squash, you can enhance the flavor by changing the spices used.
Gluten-Free Roasted Acorn Squash
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Halve the squash. Scoop out the seeds and discard.
- Cut the bottom tip of the squash off so that it stands up once flipped.
- Set squash halves scooped sides down on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- Turn squash over.
- Place a tsp of butter into center of squash.
- For a sweeter squash pour about a Tbsp of maple syrup over squash.
- For a savory one, place a tsp of butter in center of squash.
- Sprinkle with curry powder, cumin and smoked sea salt.
- Place back in oven and bake for another 25 minutes.