Sep 212016

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash Slices

I’m picking up a friend’s share of produce at the local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) this week and her directions for me included “bring heavy bags.” I thought that was just a fun and amusing piece of advice until I saw what I would be getting: potatoes, carrots, onions, squash, apples, grapes and of course kale! No delicate July lettuces and herbs. No mid-summer grape tomatoes. Just as the temperature outside turns from hot to warm and then warm to cool, the crops shift as well from the fast growing to the wait-all-summer-to-pick produce. And if you’re like us, your mindset is shifting too, from wanting that light salad on a 90 degree day, to now thinking about those heartier foods.

acorn squashSo just because summer has officially come to a close, don’t give up on your local farmers’ markets and their offerings – they are still in full swing! Most will still be selling for at least a month or so and are well worth the visit.

While you’re there, grab an acorn squash and make this remarkably easy and tasty side dish!

Skill: Easy
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥
Skills: Slicing, roasting
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Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash is so so easy and quick

  • 1 medium acorn squash – seeded, and sliced into 3/4 inch wedges
  • olive oil to drizzle
  • fresh thyme
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)


  1. Heat oven to 425° F.
  2. Lay the squash slices on baking sheet and coat lightly with olive oil on both sides.
  3. Sprinkle with thyme,  salt, pepper and parmesan.
  4. Roast the squash until golden brown and tender, 25 to 30 minutes.


A mother of three grown children, she still finds she cooks for five when making dinner. She loves her antique home, but is thrilled her kitchen has a few modern touches and has been known to fit entire girl scout troops around the island for cooking baking parties. When Laura’s not blogging about food and creating new recipes she can usually be found teaching preschool or texting her kids to call home.

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