Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash

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With simple ingredients like oil, salt and pepper, you can enjoy the natural flavors of acorn squash. My Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash recipe will walk you through step by step instructions until you reach golden brown perfection.

Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe:

Vegetables are my favorite part of any meal. Often times, I skip the meat and eat double the portion of vegetables. And it’s no secret that my favorite preparation method is roasting.  I love roasted cauliflower, zucchini, brussel sprouts, asparagus and my new favorite is this simple acorn squash recipe.

 

How to Roast Acorn Squash Slices:

Instructions:

  1. Slice acorn squash into half. Scoop out the seeds.
  2. Slice into 1/4 inch slices.
  3. Arrange into roasting pan; drizzle with avocado oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in a preheated 425 degrees F oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
  5. Flip the squash slices, and continue to bake for another 10 minutes or until perfect fork tender.

For full instructions for healthy roasted acorn squash, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Simple Acorn Squash:

  • The skin on acorn squash is completely edible. I like it roasted and toasted (good source of fiber), but if you prefer, you can choose to only eat the flesh.
  • Be sure to use a big enough pan that all pieces make contact with it to brown.
  • Go crazy with seasonings if you prefer.  Cumin, cinnamon, or any herb would be a delightful addition.
  • Olive oil or coconut oil could be substituted for avocado oil.
  • I prefer a nice dark brown color on my roasted vegetables but you can just choose to cook until fork tender if preferred.
  • This healthy acorn squash recipe easily meets the criteria for a clean eating recipe and follows the Arbonne 30 days to healthy eating challenge.  In this case, use organic ingredients and Pink Himalayan Salt.

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Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash

With simple ingredients like oil, salt and pepper, you can enjoy the natural flavors of acorn squash. My Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash recipe will walk you through step by step instructions until you reach golden brown perfection.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arbonne, arbonne 30 day challenge recipes, Arbonne recipes, clean eating, clean eating recipe, healthy roasted acorn squash, how to roast acorn squash, roasted acorn squash, simple acorn squash
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 272kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • Cut acorn squash in half. Scoop out the seeds.
    With simple ingredients like oil, salt and pepper, you can enjoy the natural flavors of acorn squash. My Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash recipe will walk you through step by step instructions until you reach golden brown perfection.
  • Slice each half in to 1/4 - 1/2 inch slices.
    With simple ingredients like oil, salt and pepper, you can enjoy the natural flavors of acorn squash. My Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash recipe will walk you through step by step instructions until you reach golden brown perfection.
  • Arrange in roasting pan; drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
    With simple ingredients like oil, salt and pepper, you can enjoy the natural flavors of acorn squash. My Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash recipe will walk you through step by step instructions until you reach golden brown perfection.
  • Roast in a preheated 425 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes or until the first side is golden brown. Flip and continue to cook for 5-10 more minutes or until completely fork tender.
    With simple ingredients like oil, salt and pepper, you can enjoy the natural flavors of acorn squash. My Healthy Roasted Acorn Squash recipe will walk you through step by step instructions until you reach golden brown perfection.

Notes

  • The skin on acorn squash is completely edible. I like it roasted and toasted (good source of fiber), but if you prefer, you can choose to only eat the flesh.
  • Be sure to use a big enough pan that all pieces make contact with it to brown. 
  • Go crazy with seasonings if you prefer.  Cumin, cinnamon, or any herb would be a delightful addition.
  • Olive oil or coconut oil could be substituted for avocado oil.
  • I prefer a nice dark brown color on my roasted vegetables but you can just choose to cook until fork tender if preferred.
  • This healthy acorn squash recipe easily meets the criteria for a clean eating recipe and follows the Arbonne 30 days to healthy eating challenge.  In this case, use organic ingredients and Pink Himalayan Salt.
  • Try some of our other favorite squash recipes including Southern Squash Casserole and Spicy Roasted Zucchini.  

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg

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