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Asian Roasted Acorn Squash
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Roasted Acorn Squash
Servings: 6
Calories: 146 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 large or 2 small acorn squash
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
Ingredients for the Asian glaze:
  • 1 teaspoon seame oil
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Sriracha chili sauce
  • Ingredients for the garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • sea salt a pinch
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 green spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds*
  1. Instructions:
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and grease well with olive oil.
  3. Melt butter in a small sauté pan. Watch carefully and continue cooking until butter begins to brown and has a nutty aroma. Add sesame seeds at this point and stir continuously for another two minutes. Turn out onto several thicknesses of paper towel and allow to cool. Set aside for garnish.
  4. Cut acorn squash in half from top to bottom. With a tablespoon, scoop out seeds and stringy pulp.
  5. Lay squash, cut side down on cutting board and cut each half into approximately ⅓" slices.
  6. Combine oil, brown sugar, crushed coriander seed, sea salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add squash and stir with a large spoon or use your hands to make sure squash is coated with oil mixture.
  7. Place sliced squash on prepared baking sheet, drizzle with any extra oil from the bowl.
  8. Roast squash for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and brush a small amount of glaze mixture over each piece of squash and finish roasting for 10 more minutes.
  9. Transfer squash slices to serving platter and scatter with green onions, cilantro, pomegranate seeds and brown butter sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Roasted Acorn Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 551mg24%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.