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Microwave Acorn Squash

How to make microwave acorn squash. Cooked with brown sugar and cinnamon, this acorn squash is a delicious side dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash
Servings: 2
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1 acorn squash


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter


  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Wash of the squash with water and pat dry with paper towel. 
  • Cut the squash in half. To make it easier to cut, microwave the whole squash for 1-2 minutes before slicing in half. 
  • Scoop out seeds with spoon and discard. 
  • Place squash halves cut side down into a small baking dish. Microwave for 10-12 minutes. 
  • If you want a simple, savory acorn squash, flip the squash cut side up and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and serve. For sweet squash, flip cut side up and add butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook for another 1-2 minutes in the microwave to melt the butter. Serve.



Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 748mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 878IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg