In Season: Roasted Acorn Squash

nov-002Acorn squash has always been one of my go-to fall/winter veggies when I need a quick and simple side dish for something homey like roasted chicken.  This evening, I decided to try something a little different with my acorn squash, and instead of cooking them in halves, I decided to slice them into crescent shaped wedges.  The ridges on the outside of the squash provide a perfect guideline for where to cut, and the result is not only delicious, but beautiful.

In keeping with the flavors of the season, I sprinkled the wedges with a combination of cinnamon, allspice, and freshly grated nutmeg (which is SO much better than the ground stuff in the spice aisle).  Before roasting, I add some fresh rosemary, which adds flavor and a touch of color, and makes the entire house smell amazing.  Try this dish as an accompaniment to your holiday ham or roast! 

Roasted Acorn Squash Slices with Rosemary

Serves 6-8

2 medium acorn squash, washed, halved lengthwise and seeds scooped out

olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon allspice

1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place the cut side of each acorn squash half down on the cutting board.  Using the ridges (indentations) as a guide, slice the squash into wedges.

Place in a large baking pan and toss with olive oil (about 1-2 tablespoons) sprinkle generously with salt, and add spices and fresh rosemary.  Toss to combine.

Roast in preheated oven for approximately 30 or until squash is softened and golden brown.

 

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One Response to “In Season: Roasted Acorn Squash”

  1. Michael Beyer Says:

    Sounds delicious! I made this great Moroccan-style stuffed acorn squash over the weekend.
    http://michaelbeyer.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/moroccan-style-stuffed-acorn-squashes/

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