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Squash Rings with Green Beans

I wanted to make a colorful vegetable for Christmas dinner one year and came up with this combination. It was a big hit with our guests. Even my nephew, who attended culinary school, was impressed! -Joan Sieck, Rensselaer, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 2 pounds each)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed


  • Cut squash into 1 in. slices; discard seeds and ends. Arrange slices in a single layer in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Brush over the squash. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until tender, basting frequently.
  • Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender; drain. Add basil, rosemary and remaining butter, salt and pepper. Spoon into squash rings.

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  • Countrybelle517
    Mar 20, 2013

    A big hit at my dinner party