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Acorn Squash Slices

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

6 servings

Roasted acorn squash slices are a favorite with my family. This recipe has a sweet maple flavor from syrup and an appealing nuttiness from pecans. It's easy, too, because you don't have to peel the squash. —Richard Lamb, Williamsburg, Indiana
Acorn Squash Slices Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 1-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds and membrane. Cut each half widthwise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends.
  2. Place slices in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt. Combine syrup and butter; pour over squash. Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° until tender, for 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3 slices: 170 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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