Spiced Squash Rings Recipe
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Spiced Squash Rings Recipe

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If you're tired of traditional sweet potatoes, this side dish is a tasty alternative. The cornmeal gives it a pleasant texture, and there's a nice balance between sweetness and spice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 195 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Wash squash. Cut into 1/2-in rings; remove and discard seeds and membranes. In a shallow dish, beat eggs and milk. In another shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Dip squash rings into egg mixture, then into cornmeal mixture; turn to coat.
  2. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; drizzle with butter. Cover and bake at 400° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until the squash is tender. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Squash Rings in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p25

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