Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes

November 14, 2014
7 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 3 as a side
Author Notes

This is a song about a fall-y goard-y side dish. The name says it all. It's easy, and it's sweet, and it's spicy, and you want it. Fa la la la la. End of song. —Kendra Vaculin

  • 1 medium acorn squash, cored and cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (scant) maple syrup
  • pinch salt
  • red pepper flakes (to your desired spiciness; I like a good hit)
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Toss the squash wedges in a large bowl with olive oil and maple syrup.
  3. Spread into one layer on a baking sheet, and then sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes. Roast for 40 to 50 minutes or until squash is cooked through.

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8 Reviews

Patty H. November 27, 2019
This is so yummy and easy and inspires so many variations!
lgh07 August 12, 2019
A nice variation on the standard butter and cinnamon. Also delicious with kabocha squash.
Katie M. December 31, 2017
This was super yummy. I didn’t have maple syrup, so I used Mike’s Hot Honey instead. Turned out great. Will definitely make again!
Carole October 13, 2016
Delicious! I flipped the squash halfway through cooking, however, to make sure both sides were caramelized. I will definitely make this again.
eveross February 7, 2016
Just a suggestion: whisk the red chili into the maple syrup before tossing the squash in the mixture. I will do that next time to avoid uneven distribution of the mixture.
Nancy M. October 21, 2015
Theris, How about butter and cinnamon?
Theris W. April 29, 2015
I love this recipe, but I am a diabetic. How, what can I use to replace the syrup
Peggy H. November 23, 2015
If you can find it, they make a great sugar free maple syrup.