Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

roasted acorn squash wedges

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The hard skin of  acorn squash is what makes winter squash different from summer squash (zucchini and other squash with edible skins). The outer rind protects the flesh from the harsh weather.

Acorn squash provides a good source of iron, riboflavin, and vitamins A and C.

45 mins cook time, 8 servings


• 2 acorn squashes
• 4 tablespoons coconut oil
• 2 tablespoons ground cumin
• 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
• Salt to taste



  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Clean the outer rind of the squash with water, adding a splash of white vinegar if needed.
  3. Using a strong knife cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise from stem to end.
  4. Scoop out the insides of the squash and rinse.
  5. Cut each half into wedges.
  6. Drizzle the wedges with two tablespoons coconut oil.
  7. Sprinkle with cumin, cayenne, and a bit of salt.
  8. Toss to coat and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  9. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until soft, then uncover and bake until slightly crisp.
  10. Serve warm.

Note: You can simply ask the produce manager to cut the squash for you at the store, as it is very tough.

This Roasted Acorn Squash recipe  is featured in The Best of Fall Holiday Cookbook by Dr. Elise Cohen Ho and Tiffany Boutwell.

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14 thoughts on “Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges”

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  3. Hi Elise,
    This is a great recipe. We grow our own Acorn squash in our gardens every year.
    Some years are better than others but we always are looking for different ways to
    prepare them. This looks simple and delicious.

  4. Erika Mohssen-Beyk

    Nice recipe ,Elise
    I like acorn squash it is really tasty and a good to eat it in the colder time of the year with all its benefits.
    Thank you for sharing how to prepare it

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Dr. Elise Ho

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Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

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