If you've never cooked with acorn squash before, it's time to experiment with this pretty and nutritious fall vegetable. This basic recipe is a great one to start with. The natural sweetness of the roasted acorn squash has a natural sweetness that pairs well with the savory taste of thyme. It makes a great companion for Thanksgiving dinner or any other autumn meal.
Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe.
Course Side Dish
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 120kcal


  • 1 acorn squash, medium to large
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. thyme, dried or 1 T. fresh (diced)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut acorn squash in half. Scoop out the seeds using a spoon (you may need to carefully trim some areas around the seeds with a knife). 
  • Cut the acorn squash into evenly sized slices (or wedges), leaving the skin on. Slices should be about 1/2 - 3/4" thick. The thinner you cut them, the more quickly they will cook. 
  • Combine sliced acorn squash with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss everything until well coated.
  • Place seasoned squash on baking sheet.  After 15 minutes at 375 degrees, flip the slices over with a spatula. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the flesh of the squash is soft and slightly golden. Enjoy it as a side or topped with a protein and sauce of your choice. 


Nutrition Information: Provides vitamin A, dietary fiber, and potassium. Enjoy with protein and non-starchy vegetable of choice. Gluten-free, nut free, dairy free.
Calories: 120, Fat: 7g, Protein: 1g, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 2g, Added Sugar: 0g, Sodium: 240mg