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This roasted acorn squash with feta makes a delicious, vegetable side dish for pasta, rice, or any number of different meats.

Acorn squash is not something I make a lot of. But every time I do make it, I wonder why I don’t make it more often. I have a few foods like that. They are delicious every time, but I just never think to make them until something reminds me.

A platter of this Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta sits on a table with a bowl of feta crumbles next to it, all ready to serve.

If you’ve never paired feta with acorn squash, it’s quite good. It pairs nicely with just about anything that goes well with feta. Think pasta, chicken, etc.

How To Roast Squash In The Oven

Roasting slices or even cubes of squash is not rocket science. In fact, it’s pretty darn easy! The main thing is to make sure all sides of your slices are coated in oil to ensure that all sides get nicely browned and don’t dry out during the roasting process. You’ll also want to ensure that all the sides with flesh exposed (you don’t have to worry about the rind) are well coated in whatever seasoning you use so they take on a lovely flavor from those spices.

How Long Do You Roast Acorn Squash For?

This will all depend on how thick your slices or cubes are. You can actually roast a whole squash or cut it in half and roast it that way. But I find that you get better flavor from your seasonings if you cut it into slices or cubes. The length of time it takes to roast your squash is dependent on how thick your slices are. A general rule of thumb for roasting any squash (not just acorn squash), is to follow the roasting times in a recipe a bit loosely. Ovens vary from house to house and model to model. So what might take 30 minutes in my oven, could take 40 in yours. So the best way to know how long to roast your acorn squash is to use the time listed in the recipe as your jumping-off point. Set your timer, and when it goes off, poke the squash with a knife or fork. If the skin and flesh are easily pierced, then it’s done! If not, continue baking in 10-15 minute intervals until you easily pierce the squash.

Healthy Benefits Of Acorn Squash

One cup of acorn squash has only 115 calories, 9 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein in it! It offers a high dose of vitamin C (as do most winter fruits and veggies) as well as other vitamins such as A and B vitamins. You really can’t go wrong with this powerhouse squash. It’s just great nutrition!

So give this a try, and you’ll see how easy it is. Plus anything you sprinkle feta on seems to indicate you went the extra mile as a chef. So if you’re entertaining guests, you’ll get a few bonus points for making something a little “fancier”!

And one last hint, if you don’t like feta cheese, try using grated parmesan instead. It’s delicious and adds a wonderful flavor.

This recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta is quick, easy, and light! Enjoy it!

Ingredient Checklist

1 medium acorn squash

2 tsp. coconut oil – In liquid state – Melt in the microwave.

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried oregano

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

¼ tsp. coarse sea salt

¼ tsp. ground black pepper

4 oz. crumbled feta

How To Make Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta

Step one is to gather all your ingredients.

Preheat the oven to 400℉. and collect all your ingredients.

Step two in this Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta recipe is to cut and clean your acorn squash.

Cut the acorn squash in half, remove the seeds, and cut the squash into 1 inch thick slices.

Step four of this Roasted Acorn Squash recipe is to oil the pieces of squash in whatever way you see fit.

Using a basting brush, lightly coat the slices on all sides with coconut oil.

step five is to season your acorn squash slices.

Mix all the spices together in a small bowl, and then sprinkle them over each piece of squash, making sure to season all sides of exposed flesh.

Step seven is to lay out the squash pieces on a baking sheet.

Lay squash on a parchment-lined baking sheet, being sure to leave a bit of room in between each piece.

Step eight is to remove the squash from the oven.

Bake for 40-50 minutes or until you can easily pierce the squash with a knife or fork.

Step nine of this Roasted Acorn Squash recipe is to sprinkle the squash with feta cheese crumbles.

Remove from oven, transfer to plates or serving dish, and sprinkled with feta cheese immediately, before the squash cools.

The final step in this Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta recipe is to plate the squash and serve.

Serve and enjoy.

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Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta

A delicious way to serve acorn squash this season!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 275.51kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp. coarse sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400℉. and collect all your ingredients.
    Step one is to gather all your ingredients.
  • Cut the acorn squash in half, remove the seeds and cut the squash into 1 inch thick slices.
    Step two in this Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta recipe is to cut and clean your acorn squash.
  • Using a basing brush, lightly coat the slices on all sides with the coconut oil.
    Step four of this Roasted Acorn Squash recipe is to oil the pieces of squash in whatever way you see fit.
  • Mix all the spices together in a small bowl, and then sprinkle them over each piece of squash, making sure to season all sides of exposed flesh.
    step five is to season your acorn squash slices.
  • Lay squash on a parchment lined baking sheet, being sure to leave a bit of room in between each piece.
    Step seven is to lay out the squash pieces on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until you can easily pierce the squash with a knife or fork.
    Step eight is to remove the squash from the oven.
  • Remove from oven, transfer to plates or serving dish and sprinkled with feta cheese immediately, before the squash cools.
    Step nine of this Roasted Acorn Squash recipe is to sprinkle the squash with feta cheese crumbles.
  • Serve and enjoy.
    The final step in this Roasted Acorn Squash With Feta recipe is to plate the squash and serve.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 275.51kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.99g | Protein: 10.04g | Fat: 16.39g | Saturated Fat: 12.01g | Cholesterol: 50.46mg | Sodium: 934.69mg | Potassium: 782.94mg | Fiber: 3.85g | Sugar: 2.39g | Vitamin A: 1104.28IU | Vitamin C: 23.7mg | Calcium: 377.81mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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