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How to easily roast acorn squash in the oven.

How to Roast Acorn Squash

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


How to Roast Acorn Squash – a simple and easy method for roasting acorn squash in the oven this fall season!


  • 1 or more acorn squash, halved lengthwise
  • extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Take each half of acorn squash and scoop out the seeds, scraping clean and hollowing out the inside.
  3. Rub the cut side with olive oil.
  4. Place the squash, cut-side up, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  5. Roast on the middle rack for 50-60 minutes.
  6. Test with fork, it should be very tender and easily pierced.  If for some reason it isn’t yet, continue baking at 10 minute increments until fully cooked and tender.
  7. Let the squash cool to room temperature, then scoop the cooked squash out of the skin.
  8. Serve immediately or store for later.


  • Serving suggestion: we love to serve with a little ghee (or butter), pinch of salt and a little pure maple syrup!
  • Storage: any leftover acorn squash can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.