Roasted Honey-Dijon Acorn Squash



Acorn squash:  
Like its name suggests, resembles an acorn in shape; has dark green ridged skin on the outside, and deep yellowish orange flesh on the inside.



It is a great winter squash for roasting, with this recipe complementing it deliciously.

After preparing the squash, fill the cavity with a blend of butter, honey and Dijon mustard, then slide it into the oven for a great side-dish to accompany turkey, ham, chicken, or roast goose.



There you have it ~ a delicious single-serving bowl for everyone around your table!

Roasted Honey-Dijon Acorn Squash
Printable recipe  

Ingredients:

2 acorn squash
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 tablespoons honey
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Method:

Preheat oven to 375º.
Cut off stem from squash, set squash on its side and cut in half vertically.
Scrape out seeds and stringy material from the cavity, with a large spoon.
Mix butter, mustard, honey, and salt and pepper in a small bowl until blended.
Fill each squash cavity with 2 tablespoons of butter mixture.
Bake until squash is tender, 1 hour to 1½ hours.
Serve

ENJOY!


 

27 comments:

  1. I will have to try this. We absolutely love the flavor of acorn squash. I bake in microwave with butter, salt and pepper. This sounds so good.

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  2. Susan, this is good for the squash with that touch of Dijon. I must try it in the micro. Thanks and have a great week!

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  3. Pam, We love baked acorn squash as well... Thanks for the tip as variations make dinners more interesting and satisfying... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Variations are a good thing.

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  4. Hi Pam, this is my favorite way to eat squash, great tips! take care!

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    1. Thanks, Cheri! Glad you like it also. Take care

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  5. Hi Pam,
    You always have such delicious foods, and I love them all. This one is a perfect for a fall day that has coolness in the air. Plus it is so easy...love acorn squash or any squash for that matter. Thanks for sharing...have a great week...
    Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks, Dottie! How nice of you! Squash is a good thing to experiment with and doctor up. Hope you're having a wonderful week! Take care

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  6. I can imagine that honey mustard must really taste great with squash!

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  7. Your squash looks fabulous Pam. You are so ready for all and I'm not...
    Sam

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    1. I meant to type you are so ready for FALL...too early for me.
      Sam

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  8. Oh, boy, this screams autumn in such a delicious way! Time to pick up some acorn squash :)

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  9. Just hand me a spoon!! We are feeling fall this week as I'm sure you are. Very cool but not much color yet.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie, yes, downright chilly here today! Not a lot of color here yet either. Take care

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  10. I love acorn squash and grew up eating it at home. My mother always put brown sugar and butter in the cavity but I loved the Dijon and honey idea! Delicious!

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    1. Thanks Susan! That's a great way to eat the squash, can't go wrong with the butter and brown sugar!

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  11. Also good baked with cranberry sauce or chutney in the cavity! Yay for acorn squash!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  12. I roasted pumpkins with honey very often last days, but haven't tried the combination of dijon. Must give it a try soon. It looks absolutely delicious.

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  13. What a lovely idea. Never thought of this.

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  14. delicious preparation! i love cooking acorn squash because it just doesn't need much help to be super satisfying. :)

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  15. It looks so delicious! I will take note of this and will try this at home. Thank you for sharing.
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  16. Wow it looks very delicious :) I feel hungry right now

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