Cooking Classics: Roasted Acorn Squash

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The Technique

Roasted Acorn Squash

 Roasted acorn squash is one of fall’s lovely gifts. The nutty flavor may be enhanced with a smidgen of brown sugar, honey or molasses, however I find that just a bit of butter, salt & pepper is all that is needed in order to allow other dishes on the plate to shine. Learn how to roast acorn squash in the oven that pairs well with a variety of entrees. 

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makes 8 servings

2 {1 3/4-lb} acorn squash
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Carefully slice the squash in half using a sharp chef knife. Remove the seeds & pulp from each half using a spoon. Discard. Working with one half at a time, place the squash flat side down on the cutting board & cut crosswise into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Place them on a buttered half sheet pan, then butter the cut sides. Sprinkle the squash with salt & pepper. Repeat with the remaining squash. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Serve warm. 

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How To Roast Acorn Squash

Roasting acorn squash transforms the spongy flesh into a nutty flavored, tender side dish. Once the seeds have been removed, the halves may be roasted with a bit of oil without any additional preparations or they may be sliced & cooked. Follow these pointers for success in your own kitchen.

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A few pieces of equipment will be needed in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know. 

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Carefully slice the squash in half using a sharp chef knife. Look to The Basics: Acorn Squash for additional pointers regarding the safe, proper technique. Remove the seeds & the pulp from each half using a spoon. Discard. Working with one half at a time, place the squash flat side down on the cutting board & cut crosswise into 1 1/2 inch pieces.

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Place the slices on a buttered half sheet pan, then butter the cut sides. Sprinkle the squash with salt & pepper. Repeat with the remaining squash. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Serve warm. Once on the plate, use a knife to remove the skin.

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