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Brown Sugar Squash Recipe

Brown Sugar Squash Recipe

You'll love this sinfully good side dish that works with just about any meal. With brown sugar, butter and honey, what's not to love? One tester even said that it's so good it tastes like candy. We think kids will agree. -Kara de la Vega of Santa Rosa, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Cut squash in half; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Turn squash cut side up. Fill centers of squash with brown sugar, butter and honey; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 each: 216 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Brown Sugar Squash

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Lancaster2 User ID: 8680151 240614
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"This is SO FUNNY! I do a search for a microwave squash recipe and this is the first to appear. Step 1 - microwave. Ok. Step 2 - turn it into CANDY! Us adult Americans have become adult children! And we wonder why diabetes is epidemic? Really? And this otherwise healthy dish is already naturally sweet. Hey, let's load it with marshmallows! And feed it to the children! Look, every other reviewer loves it. It's funny but very sad. We're helpless."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 237208
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"Delicious recipe! I served this as a side dish with roast chicken. Super quick and easy!"

gibersj User ID: 8562906 234226
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"This is a great recipe. I was trying to make squash like my mother did and this hit the jackpot. Yummy"

missbouch User ID: 1942826 141837
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"I did cut down the salt and pepper as I review suggested and added some cinnamon. It was wonderful and my husband even thought it was great!!! paired it with BBQ'd pork chops. Definitely making it again!!!!!!!!"

christif User ID: 6091290 107220
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"This is the best! And fast too. I didn't bother with the honey and it was amazing."

tupelogranma User ID: 4403175 174334
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Acorn squash is 1 of my favorite veggies. I think this will be in my rotation of how to fix it for a long time."

spoiled_10 User ID: 5548600 89460
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Acorn squash is one of my favorite winter squash. I love eating it with butter itself, since butter already contains a bit salt I just don't add any to it. To make more flavorish I would add a pinch of cinnamon to it and it just tates so great. There are so many ways of eating it, whether from plain to spiced or sweet, they all taste great. I highly recommend it. :-) yum"

dneuensc User ID: 2512831 89435
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2008

"Loved this recipe, but my kids found it a bit "spicy" (which was from the pepper). I like spicy foods, but in my opinion, the pepper interfered with the wonderful sweet taste of the acorn squash and the honey / brown sugar "dressing". Would make it again in a heartbeat - fast, easy, nutritious and delicious.


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