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Winter Squash Slices

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

Blossom-shaped and beautiful, these easy roasted squash slices make a stunning side dish, or tasty afternoon snack. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
September 17, 2014


acorn squash
tablespoons olive oil
tablespoons brown sugar
orange, zested
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
anise stars (optional)
sea salt


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  • 1
    Slice the acorn squash into five or six 1/2-inch thick slices with a sharp knife.
  • 2
    Place the slices on a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil. Sprinkle brown sugar, orange zest, pumpkin pie spice, chopped hazelnuts, and anise stars over the top of the slices.
  • 3
    Place baking sheet into an oven preheated to 425°F, for 25-30 minutes, or until the squash is easily pierced with a fork. Sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. Serve and enjoy!

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More About This Recipe
  • Got Stars? How about blossoms? You'll be seeing both with this totally groovy Winter Squash side dish!

    Your food should excite you. It should smell good. It should make you feel like a million bucks. And it should look like Ty Pennington got hold of it and gave it a style makeover. This is not too much to ask from a plate of veggies, people. We must set high standards for ourselves. We're totally worth it, you know.

    Which is why this Winter Squash Slicesrecipe, flavored with brown sugar, olive oil, and a smattering of anise stars isn't just the sort of side dish you oogle over. No, indeed.

    Though it's wickedly decorated, and entirely more handsome than Bradley Cooper, it also smells like Teen Spirit and tastes like a roasted rainbow. Was that last one going a little too far? Quit challenging me on semantics and get in your kitchen! You've got a side dish to bake.

    This recipe is so super quick and simple. It'll become an absolute favorite in your house! Just grab an acorn squash.

    Slice the squash into 3/4" thick slices, then gently scoop the seeds out of the center of each slice.

    Place the slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

    Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and anise stars. The anise stars are optional. But, really? Do you want to live without stars blessing every bite of your food? Yeah. Didn't think so.

    Roast those squash slices in a hot oven until soft and tender. Serve and enjoy!

    More Winter Veggies

    Winter is the perfect time to enjoy roasted vegetables. Try some more of our awesome recipes:

    Roasted Fennel Vegetables and Pasta Salad Recipe
    Roasted Cauliflower with Asiago and Orange Recipe
    Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes Recipe
    Roasted Vegetable Medley Recipe
    Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions Recipe

    Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

    What's your favorite winter-time veggie?

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