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?
Maple Glazed Acorn Squash
- 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!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
That sounds so good! I can already taste the sweetness of the maple mixed with the sweet earthiness of the acorn squash. Yummo!
I've never peeled acorn squash like this! I love how you do that... I need to remember this for next time!
It is really fun!
Wendy Del Monte
oh, who I love Squash! Almost any kid! This squash looks like it' would be perfect any time of the year, not just Thanksgiving!
I agree - I don't know why I don't serve acorn squash more often.
Mmm, I bet this tastes amazing. I love how you peeled it too. SO creative.
This recipe looks delicious! I love the flavor of maple with squash, it is a perfect pair.
Thanks Sara - I am a huge fan of the combo too.
Run For Life
I haven't tried acorn squash. I always see them at the grocery store but I haven't ever looked into how to cook them. I might have to give this recipe a try. The maple glaze sounds amazing.
Let me know how it goes if you try it. I am a huge fan of maple anything!
I'm normally not fan of squash but this recipe looks really good!! YUM!!
Thanks so much Ricci!
This looks very good. I love squash! I'm going to have to give yours a try. Yum!
I hope you enjoy it Kathy!
This sounds SO good!! I need to try this recipe. I love trying out new things so I'll be giving this a try ASAP!
Wow what beautiful pictures!!! You have great photography skills - and this recipe looks delicious! I need to try this out! -Kendall
Thanks so much for your kind words. Let me know how it goes if you try it.
I love squash! This recipe looks delicious! Can't wait to try it on my salad!
I hope you enjoy it Rika!
I used to hate veggies and now I adore them. I think it is just about finding ways to fix them that you enjoy!
What a delicious idea! Never had squash prepared this way!