Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter

  • Author: Jenna
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 4 1x


Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar and Butter is my favorite way to have squash and it can be cooked in the oven or air fryer! 



  • 1 acorn squash, cut in 1/2
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Scoop the seeds and stringy pulp out of the squash cavities and discard. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, syrup and salt and pepper, to taste. Rub the squash cavities and cut sides of the squash with the butter mixture and place them on a baking sheet, cut side up. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. When the squash is done baking cut it in half and then into quarters. The serving size is 1/4th of the squash. 


Recipe adapted from Paula Deen  

My WW Personal Points: 6 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in) 

Serving size: The picture shows the squash cut in half but it is actually meant for 4 servings. So cut each half into quarters. 

  • Category: Easy
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 225
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 45
  • Fiber: 10
  • Protein: 2

Keywords: baked acorn squash