Microwave Acorn Squash

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 08, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 344 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.