acorn squash with sweet bread crumbs

Acorn squash gets a sweet southern cooking twist.
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Ready in
1 hrs
Ingredients (Serves 9)
  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
  • Preheat oven to 450 F.
  • Cut each squash in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out and discard the seeds.
  • Cut each half lengthwise into four wedges, and arrange on a sheet pan, with a cut side facing down.
  • Drizzle with half the olive oil, and sprinkle with half the salt.
  • Flip and repeat.
  • Place the pan in the oven and roast for 50 minutes, or until the pointed edges appear golden brown and crisp.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pan on medium heat.
  • Add the bread crumbs and cook, stirring continuously, until they are completely toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Immediately remove and pour into a small bowl, let cool and toss with the brown sugar.
  • Arrange the cooked squash on a platter, and sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture.
Published on July 25, 2014 - 12:00pm EDT
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