Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How to Cook Acorn Squash

Here is a seasonal vegetable that is delicious and so easy to prepare.

Baked Acorn Squash


Things You'll Need:

1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Baking pan

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2:

Use a paring knife to score the insides of each half several times.

Add 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking pan.

Step 3:

Coat the inside of the two halves of squash with 1/2 tablespoon butter

and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Place each half into the baking pan, flesh side UP.

Step 4:

Bake squash for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until squash is soft and tops are browned. Spoon sauce which has not been absorbed over exposed areas.

Slice and enjoy!

This is a great substitute for potatoes with a meal!

Acorn squash contains magnesium, potassium, vitamins C and A, and calcium.

An entire acorn squash only contains 172 calories!

Alone, a whole acorn squash contains less than 1 mg of fat.

Acorn squash is at it's peak in fall through winter, but can usually be found in the grocery store year round.

Store an acorn squash in the refrigerator for up to a week when placed in a paper bag

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