Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Smashed Acorn Squash

Calories: 137
Smashed Acorn Squash

This is an easy, delicious side dish. Recipe makes 2 servings.


Note for this recipe: Once the acorn squash is cooked, the skin peels right off.

Yield/Servings: 2 halves Serving Size: 1/2 squash Total Cook/Prep time: 30 minutes


  • 1 small whole fresh acorn squash
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • sprinkle of salt
  • Optional ingredients: sprinkle of allspice and/or cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375.

Slice the acorn squash in half and remove seeds.

Place the squash halves on a baking sheet (open sides facing down)

Bake for about 30 minutes.

Remove skin.

Mash the squash up in a bowl with the salt.

Distribute one half of it on 2 plates.

Add 1 tsp of butter, 1 tsp of brown sugar and a sprinkle of salt on top of each serving.

Let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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