Do you want to learn how to cook up some delicious acorn squash? You’ve come to the right place! I’m Lily Morgan, and I’m here to teach you how to make your own acorn squash dishes. Acorn squash has a unique flavor and texture that makes it a great addition to any meal. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to create an amazing dish that’s sure to please. So let’s get cooking!
What You’ll Need
Before you get started, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need. Here’s a list of the materials you’ll need for cooking acorn squash:
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup of dried cranberries
Preparing the Squash
The first step is to prepare the squash. Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Rub the inside of the squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the squash halves, cut side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40 minutes or until the squash is soft.
Making the Filling
While the squash is baking, you can prepare the filling. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and dried cranberries. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the mixture is well combined and thickened.
Assembling the Dish
Once the squash is finished baking, carefully remove it from the oven and turn it over. Fill each squash half with the prepared filling. Return the squash to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Once the squash is finished baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes. Now you’re ready to serve! Serve the squash warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dollop of whipped cream.
How to Store Acorn Squash
If you have any leftovers, you can store them in the fridge for up to five days. To reheat, simply bake the squash in a 350-degree oven for about 10 minutes or until it’s warmed through.
Acorn squash is a great addition to any healthy diet. Here’s a look at the nutritional benefits of one serving:
As you can see, acorn squash is an easy and delicious dish to prepare. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to create a mouthwatering meal in no time. So don’t be afraid to give it a try! As the famous song goes “If you like it then you should have put a squash on it!”