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1. How To Cook Acorn Squash in Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Step 1: Turn on the oven for preheating at 400°F.

Step 2: Wash acron squash under running water. Then take a sharp knife and cut it in half from the stem end to the bottom end. Next, scoop out the seeds with a spoon.

Step 3: In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon . Then brush the mixture on the exposed flesh of the squash. Next, season the squash with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Step 4: Next, line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the halved acorn squash on it (cut side up).

Step 5: Transfer the tray to the preheated oven and bake for about an hour and 15 minutes. Take out the roasted acorn squash and serve right away.

How to cook Acorn Squash

2. How To Cook Acorn Squash in Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Start by washing the acorn squash thoroughly and patting it dry. Then cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and strings from the center.

Place the squash halves, cut side down, in a microwave-safe dish. Add about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) of water to the dish to help create steam.

Cover the dish with a microwave-safe lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving a small vent for steam to escape.

Microwave the acorn squash on high power for approximately 10-12 minutes. Check the squash for doneness by poking it with a fork. It should be tender and easily pierced.

If the squash is not fully cooked, continue microwaving in 1-2 minute intervals until it reaches the desired tenderness.

Once cooked, carefully remove the dish from the microwave and let the squash cool slightly before handling.

Using oven mitts or a towel, flip the squash halves over, so they are cut side up.

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon . Then brush the mixture on the exposed flesh of the squash. Next, season the squash with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Place the dish with the seasoned squash halves back in the microwave and microwave on high power for an additional 1-2 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

Remove from the microwave and let the acorn squash rest for a couple of minutes before serving.

3. How To Cook Acorn Squash in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes.

While the air fryer is preheating, prepare the acorn squash. Wash the squash thoroughly, cut it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds and strings from the center.

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon . Then brush the mixture on the exposed flesh of the squash. Next, season the squash with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Place seasoned acorn squash halves in the air fryer basket with cut side up

Air fry the squash at 400°F (200°C) for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until the flesh is tender and easily pierced with a fork.

Once cooked, remove the acorn squash from the air fryer and let it cool slightly before serving.

Now, you know how to cook acorn squash in 3 different ways. Hopefully, with the information in this article, you will easily enjoy acorn squash at home.

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