Spicy Maple Squash

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


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the squash, stirring to coat evenly.
  4. 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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