How to Cook Acorn Squash

How to Cook Acorn Squash

My husband grew up eating things like squash, kohlrabi and other garden fresh veggies. Honestly I’d never even heard of Kohlrabi!

Until we started growing acorn squash I had no idea how tasty it is! I’ve become a squash lover. I even love spaghetti squash… though I’ve yet to convince my family.

How to Cook Acorn Squash

how to cook acorn squash
First cut the squash in half. They can be pretty hard so it might take a little muscle. Use a large knife, place the tip on the table and press down. When you reach the half way point you may find as I did that the stem and point area of the skin is harder. I sliced off the tip and the knife slides right through.

After the squash is cut you’ll need to remove the seeds. Simply use a spoon and scoop it out. Save the seeds for the chickens or the mulch pile.

how to cook acorn squash

I wonder if you can roast acorn squash seeds like pumpkin seeds. I’ll have to research that!

After the seeds are removed place the squash on a cookie sheet cut side down. Roast in an oven at 400 degrees for 30 – 45 minutes. The squash is done when it is fork tender. Scoop it out and serve with butter and salt (the way I like it) or brown sugar (the way my family likes it).

how to cook acorn squash

From what I read it does not work well to cook acorn squash in water or by steaming it. Apparently it gets soggy and looses flavor. I’ve not tried it that way.

Enjoy your squash!

Some Squash recipes…

Italian Sausage Acorn Squash…. yes please!

Squash Apple Soup….. divine smooth comfort food.

 

 

Sharon
Who is that crazy woman who enjoys canning, a full pantry, and simplicity? Hi, I am Sharon, a simple woman in love with her hardworking husband, and home school mom of 4 sons.
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