Healthy Baked Acorn Squash

Healthy Baked Acorn Squash

Save on calories and make a sweet squash dessert for dinner tonight. Healthy Baked Acorn Squash is incredibly sweet and honey-rich!

Cooking Time2 hr 30 min


  • 4 medium-sized acorn squash
  • 16 teaspoons honey
  • 8 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Fresh ground pepper to season


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice the squash in half crosswise and scoop out the pulp and seeds.
  3. Trim the bottoms, if necessary, so that the quash will stand hollow side up.
  4. Place 2 teaspoons honey in the hollow of each squash, then add 1 tablespoon butter or margarine to each and a twist or two of fresh ground pepper.
  5. Place squash in a large, shallow baking pan and bake, uncovered, in a moderate oven, 350 degrees F, for about 2 1/2 hours or until the squash are tender.

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Wouldn't it be better to drizzle the honey all over on the inside of the squash rather than pool it in the hollow? Just a thought.


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