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Baked Acorn Squash on a parchment paper.

Baked Acorn Squash

These Baked Acorn Squash slices are brushed with brown sugar and cinnamon butter and roasted in the oven. This is a delicious side dish to any fall and winter dinner. Also, learn how to cut acorn squash for roasting.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked acorn squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 162 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 acorn squash mine was almost 3 lb
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  3. Cut off both ends from acorn squash.
  4. Cut the squash in half.
  5. Place each half cut-side down on a cutting board. Cut into slices, about 3/4" thick.
  6. Arrange acorn squash slices on a prepared baking sheet.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk melted butter with brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon and cloves.
  8. Brush each squash slice with butter mixture on both sides.
  9. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, flip each slice and bake for 5 more minutes.
  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Acorn Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 228mg10%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.