Sweet and Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash

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97 CALORIES 19g CARBS 3g FAT 1g PROTEIN
2
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(2 Old SmartPoints™)
(3 PointsPlus®)
As a kid, my Mom made the most delicious squash with brown sugar and butter. It was roasted for what seemed like hours and then mashed. I was happy to just eat a bowl of that, ignoring anything else that was on the table. Lately, I have been eating a lot of squash and decided to recreate my favorite dish, adding a little spice, and skipping the mashing. The acorn squash makes it own perfect bowl, so no need to mash in my opinion. To speed up the process, I soften the acorn squash in the microwave, but you can also roast it the entire time if you prefer. It makes a perfect side dish and tastes completely indulgent.

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The Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 U acorn squash, seeded and cut in half
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp butter

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To speed up the cooking process, place the acorn squash in a microwave safe container flesh side down, with half a cup of water. Cook on high for 5-7 minutes or until you can pierce the squash with a fork easily.
  3. While the squash is cooking, mix together the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Take the squash out of the microwave and place onto an oven safe dish. Place 1/2 tbsp of butter in each squash half and sprinkle with the spice mixture.
  5. Roast for 15 minutes. At the end, if you want to caramelize the top, broil for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 squash (120g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97
Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
1 Comment
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January 24, 2016 - 16:09
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I tried this recipe tonight when I ended up with an extra acorn squash. Excellent--it's a keeper! I had the oven on anyway so roasted it at 375 for 1hr 15 min. I also brushed the pooled butter up over the sides of the squash at about 1 hr. I think I'll do that several times, and earlier, next time.
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