Side Dish – Acorn Squash Sweet or Savory

Need a last minute side dish for Thanksgiving?  Try one of these 2 acorn squash recipes…or make both.  I made a sweet dish & a savory dish.  I can’t choose which one I like better.

Direction for cooking acorn squash:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut acorn squach in halves and scoop out seeds.
  3. Fill a glass Pyrex pan 1/2 way up with water and place squash halves with insides face down.
  4. Cover with tin foil and bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, until tender.
  5. Let cool, then scoop out insides of squash and put in a bowl, making sure to drain out any extra water.

Sweet Squash:



  1. Add butter and cinnamon and mix into bowl with squash.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and serve.


Savory Squash:

-Grated Parmesan Cheese
-Olive Oil
-Black Pepper


  1. Add cheese, olive oil, and black pepper and mix into bowl with squash.
  2. Sprinkle cheese on top and serve.

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