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Brown Sugar Squash

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.
  • Makes
    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


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

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  • meliss.beyer
    Oct 18, 2019

    This recipe is so simple. It is sweet so I cut back on the amount of sugar and honey. It is a perfect fall side dish.

  • Lancaster2
    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
    Nov 12, 2015

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

  • gibersj
    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
    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!!!!!!!!

  • jinefer
    Jun 2, 2013

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  • lisagcjackson
    May 20, 2013

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  • christif
    Nov 8, 2012

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

  • linda4968
    Oct 21, 2011

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  • tupelogranma
    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.