What’s in Season? Acorn Squash

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Roasted acorn squash on a sheet panMake it a point this Fall to visit Haywood County’s tailgate markets and roadside stands. A visit will give you an opportunity to check out the wonderful fall and winter vegetables available as well as meet the local farmers who grow them.

A fall favorite,  Acorn Squash, is a healthy addition to any meal.  This winter squash is rich in vitamin A and carotenoids, which have been shown to benefit heart health and immunity while promoting healthy skin. It’s also a good source of dietary fiber, which helps keep blood sugar levels stable. The following  recipe for Honey-Balsamic Roasted Acorn Squash with Rosemary will smell as wonderful as it tastes as it roasts in your oven! Popular Dumpling Squash can be substituted in this recipe.

Honey Balsamic Roasted Acorn Squash
Serves 4
  • 3 Tbs. Olive Oil – divided
  • 1 Acorn or 2 dumpling squash cut into wedges
  • 3 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. Honey
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh Rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 400 ºF
  • Cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease with 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • In a large bowl toss the squash with vinegar and remaining oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Arrange the squash on the pan
  • Roast for 20 minutes
  • Turn the squash over, drizzle with honey, sprinkle with rosemary
  • Roast for 15-20 minutes more until the squash is soft and slightly caramelized.

Written By

Julie Sawyer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJulie SawyerExtension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Julie E-mail Julie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center
Updated on Nov 4, 2020
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