Move over zucchini, there’s a new squash in town. It’s called acorn squash and I’m in love with it. Whether you’re new to this vegetable or you’ve been eating it for years, here’s a delicious five-minute recipe that will satisfy you taste buds.
We’ve been growing acorn squash ever since we started our garden four years ago. I was hesitant about this vegetable. Whenever I saw these at the grocery store, they seemed like something intimidating to cook. Boy was I wrong. It’s soooooo easy.
Don’t fuss with the stovetop, oven, Instant Pot or slow cooker. All you need is a microwave. Just wash off your squash and put in in the microwave for five minutes. You don’t have to stab it or even put it on a plate! That’s it. My squash was extra big, so I put mine in for 10 minutes.
Cut and season
Once your squash is cooked, pull it out of the microwave. Use a towel to hold it since it will be hot. Cut it in half with a knife and then use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds. It’s much easier to cut the squash after it has been cooked, trust me.
Then, you can leave the two halves of the squash as they are (they make nice bowls) or you can cut them in quarters. I put a dollup of butter on each section and then sprinkle with salt and cinnamon. Delicious!
This is the perfect side dish for any meal and my kids love them too.
Other acorn squash recipes
If you’re looking for more of a challenge, here’s some other acorn squash recipes that I know you’ll love.
- Roasted apple and acorn squash soup
- Sausage and apple-stuffed acorn squash
- Acorn squash egg-in-the-hole
- 25 Insanely Delicious Acorn Squash Recipes
What acorn squash recipes do you love? Leave your comments below.
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