Spicy Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

Spicy Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

Published January 31, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 55 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 40 min


Acorn squash is often served with lots of butter, brown sugar, and nuts, making this fall vegetable very unhealthy. Instead, we cut the squash into semicircles and quickly roasted them with a quick and easy glaze.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approximately 3 semicircles
Calories per serving: 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 311mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 25.0g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
Sugars 12.0g
Protein 0.9g 1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce*

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Cut squash in half, remove and discard seeds. Cut each half into 3/4-inch-thick slices; cut each ring in half to form semicircles. Toss squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper and place in an even layer on prepared baking sheet; roast at 375° for 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes.
  3. Stir together maple syrup and hot sauce and pour over squash and toss to coat evenly. Continue roasting 8 to 10 minutes more or until squash is tender. *For testing purposes only, we used Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.