Paleo Plan

Roasted Acorn Squash


Makes 4 servings.

Approximate cooking time: 55 minutes in the oven, or 15 minutes in the microwave


  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half length-wise
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, lightly toasted


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Place squash cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet or shallow baking dish.
  • Add 1/4" of water to the baking sheet or dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until peel is soft to the touch.
  • Remove from oven and carefully turn over. Remove squash from peel and add coconut oil, honey, and sea salt (optional).
  • Top with toasted walnuts to serve.
  • To cook squash in microwave, place squash flesh down in a microwave safe dish. Add 1/2" of water, and microwave for 8-12 minutes. Check often, as each  microwave will vary cooking time.
  • Optionally top dish with dried fruit, other nuts, and cinnamon.

One Comments

  1. I tried it, even though I really don’t ever remember liking any kind of squash or the taste of honey…
    It didn’t work for me although the recipe itself was easy enough. It’s just flavors I don’t like that’s all…

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