Pecan Acorn Squash Recipes Baked
Acorn squash is by definition a health food. Granted, when you add in a bunch of butter and brown sugar the healthy label might get a bit skewed, but you can't argue with the fact that the nutrients you find in winter squash are still there.
And since acorn squash is loaded with vitamins A and B, potassium and a great source of anti-inflammatory nutrients, you can feel good about eating this winter staple.
Squash Cookbook: Delicious Recipes of the Most Affordable Superfood--this is a spectacular cookbook if you're looking for more squash recipes.
For this recipe, I decided to top it off with pecans. Pecans and winter just go hand in hand to me. Whether for baked goods, in a salad, or as a topping for sweet potatoes or winter squash...pecans scream winter to me. (Hello, Pear and Pecan Salad and Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans!).
No matter how you say pecan--and you know there are a couple of very distinct ways that people say it--peCAN and pecon.
Preparing acorn squash is simple. Cut the squash into two pieces, scoop out the seeds and place the squash into a baking dish. Each half is a serving, so plan your menu according to how people you are preparing dinner for.
Mix together equal parts brown sugar, softened butter, and pecans. I used ¾ cups of each.
Acorn squash is a healthy side dish to serve with a meal. Not only does it taste great and provide an excellent source of nutrients, but it also makes for a gorgeous and colorful presentation.
This side dish is perfect for your holiday table for a weeknight dinner recipe. Either way, acorn squash is an appetizing and delicious addition to your dinner plan.
Buttery Brown Sugar Pecan Acorn Squash
- 1 Acorn squash halved and seeds/pulp scooped out
- Brown sugar
- Butter softened
- Pecans chopped
- Cut the squash into two pieces, scoop out the seeds and place the squash into a baking dish.
- Mix together equal parts brown sugar, softened butter, and pecans. I used ¾ cups of each.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until fork tender.