Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Acorn Squash

Spiced with fragrant cinnamon and sweetened with brown sugar, this simple acorn squash is the perfect side dish.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1 medium acorn squash (about 2 pounds), seeded and sliced into 3/4-inch thick slices
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of kosher or sea salt, or to taste

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Coat the acorn squash with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

  3. Place the acorn squash on the prepared pan. Roast for 20 minutes, turn the squash over, and continue roasting for 10 minutes or until tender.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published November 2014

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