Why We Like It
The combination of the squash, pine nuts and garlic turn this into a side dish that tastes amazing. Not only does it taste fantastic, but it will make your house smell like an authentic Italian kitchen!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Bake the Acorn Squash:
Cut acorn squash in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and discard them. Then cut the squash in half again. Slice into 1/4 inch slices (leaving the skin on the squash). Place the squash on a greased baking pan in a single layer (they can overlap slightly). Brush or spray the squash with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes.
Add the Garlic and Bake Again:
Add everything except pine nuts to a small bowl and stir to combine. Remove the squash from the oven and flip the squash pieces over so they brown evenly. Then brush or spoon the garlic mixture over the squash. Sprinkle with pine nuts and bake again for 10-15 minutes until squash is tender and browned.
Serve and Enjoy!
Acorn squash is easier to cut at room temperature. You can also put in the microwave for a couple minutes to soften it up if it is difficult to cut.
Watch the squash as it cooks. Thinner slices will cook faster and thicker slices may take longer to cook.
Nutrition Information for one serving
- Calories: 135
- Fat: 10 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
- Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Fiber: 2 g
- Sugars: 0 g
- Protein: 2 g
- Sodium: 200 mg