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Roasted Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45-50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


 With savory, sweet & spicy flavors like cayenne, pomegranate seeds and walnuts, this roasted maple-glazed acorn squash is an easy side dish.


  • 2 acorn squash 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Trim the bottom off the acorn squash and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Slice crosswise into into 1/2-inch-thick wedges.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Add the squash and stir it around, coating all the slices.
  4. Arrange the squash in a single layer on a sheet pan making sure the slices are not overlapping
  5. Roast the squash for 20 minutes. Flip the squash to the other side and continue roasting for 15 minutes until it is tender and golden brown in spots.
  6. Arrange the squash on a serving platter and top with walnuts, pomegranate seeds, pepitas, goat cheese, scallions and parsley.

Keywords: roasted acorn squash, maple roasted acorn squash