Baked Acorn Squash with Bacon and Brown Sugar is a sweet, smokey and perfect for Fall. It's delicious as a meal or makes a great side dish.
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 45mins
Total Time 50mins
Author Julie Menghini
2tspbutterdivided between each half
2tspbrown sugardivided between each half
Light Karo Syrup
Preheat the oven (or grill) to 400°F.
Wash the outside of the squash.
Microwave the whole acorn squash for 3-1/2 minutes. Remove with hot pads or a towel. Lay the squash on its side (not end) and slice the squash in half. Scoop out the seeds using a spoon. Put the squash in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. A loaf pan will usually work.
Rub the cut side of the squash with 1 teaspoon of butter and put the remaining piece in the center for each half.
Add 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in the center of each half of the squash.
Drizzle each half lightly with light Karo syrup. This glazes the squash and helps the bacon line the center of the squash. Sprinkle each side with a pinch of salt.
Slice the bacon down the short side and line the center of each squash.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the squash is fork tender.
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.