Special Diet Information

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

Avoid this recipe if you 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: 4 | Serving size: 1/2 squash

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.

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 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: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 56 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 4mg <1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 4% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 378 mg
Magnesium 35 mg