This easy and delicious recipe will teach you how to roast acorn squash at home in no time! Use to make soup or a delicious side dish!
If you have never made your own roasted acorn squash from scratch, then you are missing out! Learn how to roast acorn squash easily!
You can use roasted acorn side to make everything from puree to cubed acorn squash for things like chili, pastas, rice bowls and more.
What’s fun about acorn squash though, is that it can be stuff with other things to make a delicious and fun side dish, especially for fall meals. They make a great conversation piece around the table.
Luckily, we’re going to show you today just how easy it is to make it yourself at home. And you may, if you’ve never made it before, be shocked at just how easy it is to make yourself at home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between baking and roasting?
Baking and roasting can be confusing, especially if you are new to being in the kitchen. Essentially, they are somewhat the same; however, just a tad different.
Roasting refers to cooking something, usually in an open dish, at a temperature higher than 400 degrees F.
Do you peel the skin before roasting?
Yes or No.
Honestly whether or not you peel is completely up to you.
If you are making acorn squash for puree, then there is no need to peel the skin first because the flesh just gets pulled away from the skin.
However, if you want to make cubed roasted acorn squash, then it is best to peel before you roast it in the oven.
Can I make oven roasted acorn squash Top 8 Allergen Free?
There are no Top Allergens when you make oven roasted acorn squash.
How long is oven roasted acorn squash good for?
Once your acorn squash is roasted, you can let cool and then choose an option:
- store in the fridge for 3-4 days in an air tight container
- store in the freezer for up to 3 months
Can oven roasted acorn squash be frozen?
Yes. No matter if you cube or puree, you can freeze acorn squash. You can freeze in an air tight freezer bag or container. We typically like to freeze in freezer safe bags in 2 cup portions.
Use within 3 months.
Can I make roasted acorn squash without oil?
Yes. You can make roasted acorn squash without oil. Just omit where it calls for it.
Can I make more than one acorn squash at a time?
Yes! You can repeat the process for however many acorn squashes you can easily get on a baking sheet at a time.
Zero waste tips:
For the skins and strings, you can throw those into your compost or if you don’t have a compost, you can always just put under a little bit of dirt around any flowers you may have, the nutrients will help.
For the seeds, try making our roasted pumpkin seeds but with the acorn squash seeds.
What other oven roasted vegetables can I make?
There are so many other vegetables that you can roast like:
- and more!
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How to Roast Acorn Squash
- 1 acorn squash (~2-3lbs)
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Cut the acorn squash in half all the way around starting just to the right of the stem. *If cubing, remove the skin with a peeler or pairing knife carefully first.
- Remove the seeds and strings.
- Place on a baking sheet. No need to use oil.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until a fork easily pierces through.
- Remove and let cool to touch.
- Use a fork to pull the acorn squash flesh away from the skin.
- Add to a high powdered blender and blender. May need a splash of water to get started.
For Roasted Cubed Acorn Squash
- Cut into 1 inch slices, then into 1 inch cubes.
- Drizzle with oil and any optional spices. Toss to combine.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork.
- Use immediately or place in an air tight container for 3-4 days.
For Stuffed Acorn Squash
- On the skin side of the acorn squash, slice a small piece off so the acorn squash lays flat on a baking sheet.
- Add your favorite uncooked stuffing recipe to the inside of the flesh of the acorn squash.
- Bake 40-45 minutes or until squash is easily pierced with a fork and stuffing is done.
- Get our favorite apple and vegan sausage stuffing recipes.