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Easy Acorn Squash Recipe with Thyme Butter

Easy Acorn Squash
Sweet acorn squash is paired with savory thyme butter to make this easy seasonal favorite.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds each), quartered, seeded
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, preferably kosher or sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil or regular foil coated with nonstick spray
  2. Place squash skin-side down on prepared pan. Brush with about 1⁄2 of the butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast 30 minutes or until squash is almost tender. remove from oven; brush with remaining butter and sprinkle with thyme.
  4. Roast 15 minutes or until tender and light golden in spots.

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