Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Many so-called aphrodisiac recipes are basically wholesome ingredients prepared in a tasty way. The receptivity to romance probably comes from the general sense of relaxation and well-being good food induces."
-Harry E. Wedeck, Author, The Dictionary of Pagan Religions

The refrigerator light goes on...

Simple dishes are the best. Pair this roasted acorn squash with a roasted salmon dish like the Salmon with Caper Mayonnaise and you have the nearly perfect meal.


Roasted Acorn Squash

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 squash

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. The leftovers make a good ingredient in tossed salads.


  • 1 acorn squash (about 1 pound)
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Halve the squash lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard them. Make shallow cuts in a grid pattern along the inside of the squash.

Place 1/2 tsp. butter and 1/2 tsp. brown sugar in the cavity of each squash.

Set the squash cut side up in the preheated oven and reduce the heat to 350°F. Roast for approximately 30 minutes. Using a spoon, occasionally baste the top and inside of the squash with the sugar/butter mixture.

Remove and serve after allowing to cool for about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 squash

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
  Saturated Fat 1g 6%
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 0mcg Potassium 800mg