Cooking at Home - Spicy Baked Squash

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Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Makes:   4 servings 

This side dish is perfect for a fall or winter meal.  Squash cooked with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger creates a simple dish to accompany your favorite entree. 


  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 9 teaspoons brown sugar (3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Coat the baking sheetwith vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Wash the squash. Cut it in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Cut the squash into 1/2 inch slices.
  4. Place the squash on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Melt the margarine on low heat in a small saucepan.
  6. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to the saucepan.
  7. Spread the margarine mix on the squash.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender.

Source: Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program, Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network Website Recipes

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount

Calories 122 

Total Fat 6 g

Saturated Fat 1 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 91 mg

Total Carbohydrate 19 g

Dietary Fiber 2 g

Total Sugars 7 g

Added Sugars included6 g

Protein 1 g

Vitamin D 0 mcg

Calcium 48 mg

Iron 1 mg

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