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Parmesan-Crusted Acorn Squash

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Parmesan Crusted Acorn Squash

Parmesan-Crusted Acorn Squash

Jessica Braider
The first time I made these acorn squash slices, half of them were gone before I even got them to the table! This dish is simple enough for a weeknight, but pretty enough to grace your holiday table.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt-free lemon pepper seasoning optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.
  • Cut the acorn squash from top to bottom (if it is too hard to get your knife through it, put it in the microwave first for 1 – 2 minutes). Scrape out the seeds, put the flat sides down on a cutting board and cut it into slices about 3/4-inch thick.
    Slicing Acorn Squash
  • Lay the slices on the baking sheet. Pour the oil into a small bowl, and using a pastry brush, lightly brush both sides of the squash slices with the oil.
    Oiling Acorn Squash Slices
  • Roast the slices for 10 minutes, then remove them from the oven, flip them, and carefully sprinkle the top of each slice with the cheese, and season it with the lemon pepper seasoning, if desired.
    Seasoned Acorn Squash Slices
  • Return it to the oven for 10 – 15 minutes until they are golden brown and tender.
    Roasted Acorn Squash Slices


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 78, Total Fat: 4g, 6%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 3.5%; Cholesterol: 1mg, 0.5%; Sodium: 23mg, 1%; Total Carbohydrate: 12g, 4%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 6.5%; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 2g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
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