Baked Acorn Squash Recipe

This baked acorn squash recipe is a simple, delicate, delicious way to enjoy this nutritious squash.

Fall is my favorite time of year. I absolutely adore the colors, Halloween, the changing weather, the soups and stews, and of course… the squash!

Clean Eating Baked Acorn Squash

I love squash. All kinds of squash. I never discriminate when it comes to squash. (Did I mention I really like squash?)

I even enjoy looking forward to it all year long. Things always taste better when you’ve been waiting for them for a while. Don’t you think?

This is the first winter squash dish I’ve made so far this season, and I must say, it was every bit as good as I was hoping for. I paired this with my  BBQ Rosemary Pork recipe. It was a fabulous dinner!

Clean Eating Baked Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash

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Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 341kcal


  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. sucanat (or date sugar, or coconut sugar)
  • 1 pinch salt (small)


  • Fill a casserole dish or cast iron pan with 1/2 inch of water and set aside.
  • Cut your squash in half and clean out the seeds.
  • Dividing the 1 tbsp. between the 2 halves, smear the coconut oil on the inside of the squash, being sure to cover the cut edges as well.
  • Now sprinkle the sugar over the two halves, dividing it equally.
  • Sprinkle a very small pinch of salt over each half just to help bring out the flavor.
  • Place squash, cut side up in dish or pan, cover with foil and bake at 350 F. until you can easily pass a fork through it. (about 1 hour) If you wish, you can remove the foil in the last 10 minutes of baking so that it browns a little better.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe (1/2 the squash) | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 1496mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1582IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 3mg

Clean Eating Baked Acorn Squash

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  1. Gretchen Kealy says:

    What is the oven temp for this recipe?

  2. graciouspantry says:

    Just the insides. Don’t eat the skin. The flesh will scrape out quite easily once it’s cooked. Enjoy!

  3. graciouspantry says:

    It helps keep things moist and adds flavor. You can try it without, but I think you’d be disappointed.

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Most health food stores carry them.

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Thanks! Glad you liked it!

  6. I just made this and it is absolutely delicious. I used the coconut sugar option. Love!! I will now frequently consume acorn squash ;). Thanks so much for the recipe.