Roasted Acorn Squash

Make 4 first course servings.

I am so delighted when I can create a recipe that tastes good, looks good, is easy to make and so nutritious.  I often include some greens to make the first course more interesting.


  • 1 small acorn squash, about 1 ½ pounds
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus some for salad greens
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar


Preheat the oven to 400F.

Line a large baking sheet with foil and brush the foil with 1 tablespoon oil.

Rinse and pat dry the squash.

Trim the ends and discard.

Cut the squash in half lengthwise and then into quarters. Scoop out all the seeds and fibrous strings. Cut into ½ inch wedges.

Place the wedges on the foil.  Brush the wedges with the remaining oil.  Season with salt and pepper.

Bake in the center of the oven for 25 minutes.  Turn over with tongs and bake for another 20 minutes.  The squash should be tender and you can definitely eat the skin.

Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and serve with some greens, if you like.