Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash – Packed Beta Carotene
Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash is a simple way to prepare this healthy winter squash.
Acorn Squash is loaded with beta carotene, which gives it that bright orange-colored flesh. Our bodies turn that beta carotene into vitamin A which acts as an antioxidant in our bodies protecting it from cell damage that can cause a host of serious illnesses.
You can also use any smaller winter squash such as kabocha, delicate, or butternut.
Spicy Maple Roasted Acorn Squash Ingredients
- 2-3 acorn squash
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 3-4 fresh thyme sprigs
- hot sauce to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Trim ends and cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise. Remove the strings and seeds (toast them for a snack!). Slice squash into 1 inch thick wedges.
- In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the squash, stirring to coat evenly.
- Place squash in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees until soft and golden, about 30 minutes.
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