This Maple Glazed Acorn Squash is an excellent addition to your holiday table! With just five ingredients, you will be surprised at how delicious this easy holiday recipe is.
Halloween is over, Fall is in full-swing, and we’re weeks from Thanksgiving.
You know what that means?
It’s time to think about all the delicious sides you’re going to put with your tender Turkey and freshly-baked dressing.
I’ve got you covered!
This Maple Glazed Acorn Squash is so delicious. You’ll have to make enough for an army even if you’ve only got six people coming for dinner!
Acorn squash is often overlooked with pumpkin, pumpkin, everywhere! But it shouldn’t be.
Acorn squash has much of the flavor we love in butternut, only sweeter and far more tender.
For this dish, it’s tossed with butter, maple syrup, and salt then cooked at 400F for 25 minutes until it is caramelized, crispy on the edges, and with a salt kick to keep things savory.
So good, so good, so good.
You do need to babysit this just a little bit.
Kind of like glazed nuts, this works best if you take the time to gently move the squash around and keep the glaze moving.
Otherwise, you run the risk of burning.
Trust me, this little bit of extra attention is entirely worth it.
Even with the little extra required attention, this is still an easy side dish that works just as well for your Thanksgiving table as it does for Tuesday night.
Have you started planning your holiday menu yet?
- 2 acorn squash
- ⅓ cup salted butter or Earth Balance
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Halve acorn squash, scoop out seeds and pith, peel, and slice into half-rings.
- Melt butter, maple syrup, and salt in microwave and then whisk to emulsify.
- Toss squash in butter and syrup mixture.
- Roast at 400F, moving around every 5 minutes, for 20-25 minutes until caramelize and crispy on the edges.
- Serve and enjoy!