Brown Sugar Squash
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1/2 each: 216 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.
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.
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.
Nov 12, 2015
Delicious recipe! I served this as a side dish with roast chicken. Super quick and easy!
Oct 8, 2015
This is a great recipe. I was trying to make squash like my mother did and this hit the jackpot. Yummy
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!!!!!!!!
Nov 8, 2012
This is the best! And fast too. I didn't bother with the honey and it was amazing.
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.
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
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.Dave