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Easy Baked Acorn Squash

Today, I’m going to ask you think “bright orange”.  (Aggies – stay with me!)

When it comes to food preparation, simple can be amazing.  Today’s recipe fits that mode, while being packed with nutrition.

Acorn squash is a beautiful, nutritious complex carbohydrate.  That bright orange meat is full of vitamins C, A, B, potassium, magnesium, iron, and manganese.

They take about an hour to bake, but your “hands on” time is very minimal.

Another reason I like this squash so much is that you can purchase it, place it in a bowl on our counter, and you have quite a bit of time to decide when you would like to include it as part of your meal.

A note:  Fresh sage is awesome, but don’t be hindered if you didn’t snag some, since dried sage is quite tasty as well.

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Easy Baked Acorn Squash

Nutrition packed side dish
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or Tamara
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 2 tbsp Texas honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


  •  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper.  Slice squash in half, scoop out seeds, & lay flat on pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes until soft.
  • Scoop out meat & place in medium bowl.
  • Mix in sage, soy sauce, & honey.  Add salt & pepper to taste
  • Top with a pat of butter if desired.


You can adjust the soy sauce and sage according to your tastes.  Fresh sage is amazing in this recipe!
Keyword Acorn Squash, baked, side dish, nutritious side dish