Buttery Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

"all time fall favorite: buttery maple roasted acorn squash 🙏🏼 promise this will be the fastest you ever devour a veggie- the flavor is toooo good. and it’s so easy!"
-- @gatherednutrition


Prep time 5mins
Cook time 1hr
Serves or Makes: 4


  • 2 acorn squashes, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • drizzle maple syrup


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400ºF. Use a paring knife to score a checkerboard pattern in the flesh side of the acorn squash. Place cut-side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    Combine the butter, sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Drizzle evenly over the squash. Sprinkle with sea salt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

  • Step 3

    Roast for 60-75 minutes, until squash is very tender. Remove from the oven and spoon the butter mixture all over the squash halves before serving.