This is a simple, no fuss, and easy acorn squash recipe. When using the microwave this squash is ready in about 15minutes.
I bought a half dozen acorn squash at my local farmers market, before they closed down for the season. They keep really well in a cool dry basement for at least a couple months. Maybe longer, but they don’t last that long around here.
Some people refer to acorn squash as pepper squash. But whatever the name, it’s a very tasty squash, and one of my favorites.

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Acorn Squash

Course Vegetables


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Large pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch salt


  1. With a very sharp knife, cut squash crosswise or lengthwise and clean out seeds with a spoon.
  2. To make them sit nicely on a plate, cut a little piece off the bottom of each.
  3. Melt about 2 tablespoons butter, and drizzle over both halves, followed by brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Microwave on high for 10 – 12 minutes, then let the squash sit for about 3 minutes before removing from microwave. Vegetables still cook during this sitting time.
  5. Grab a spoon and dig in!
  6. *note- the amounts are a rough guide only, season to personal preference.


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