Microwave Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is my favorite fall vegetable—and it goes to great use in this quick-and-easy side dish.—Rita McPherson, Nashua, New Hampshire
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 2 medium acorn squash
- 2/3 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Place squash on a microwave-safe plate, microwave on high for 3-4
- minutes. Cut in half; remove seeds and strings. Cut a thin slice
- from bottom of squash with a sharp knife to allow it to sit flat.
- Place squash, cut side down on in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and
- microwave for 4-1/2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the crackers, butter, brown sugar and nutmeg. Turn
- squash over; fill with cracker mixture. Microwave for 1-2 minutes or
- until squash is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 each) equals 344 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.