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baked squash

Baked Acorn Squash

Course Main Dish


  • 2 acron squash
  • 2 tbsp grass fed butter or ghee for dairy free divided
  • 2 tsp raw honey divided
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt divided
  • 2 tsp organic turmeric powder divided


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Wash acorn squash and pat dry
  • Stabilize squash on cutting board and slice acorn squash lengthwise
  • Using a sturdy metal spoon, remove seeds and stringy parts until smooth
  • Using a sharp paring knife, score the insides of the squash about ½ deep
  • Place squash cut side up in a roasting pan, add ¼ cup water to bottom of pan to keep squash from burning
  • Rub 1 tsp butter in each of the acorn halves
  • Add ½ tsp honey to each squash and rub in the squash
  • Sprinkle ¼ tsp sea salt in each half of acorn squash
  • Sprinkle ½ tsp turmeric in each half of acorn squash
  • Place in oven and bake for 50 minutes. Check at 50 minutes and if insides of squash are soft, and the tops are nicely browned, remove and let cool for a few minutes before eating. If not done, cook a few minutes longer until the insides of the squash are soft and easy to stick a fork into.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrient benefits of acorn squash: fiber, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants.
Nutrient benefits of Turmeric: natural anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and many more benefits.