This 10-minute Grilled Acorn Squash recipe is packed with flavor and couldn’t be easier to make. The herb mixture uses virtually any fresh herbs you have available, making this super simple!
It’s mid September and in between summer and fall. You know how that goes. Well, this recipe is perfect for this time of the year. We pulled together Jason’s summer herbs that are still thriving, along with a yummy fall acorn squash, and combined them to make a delicious grilled acorn squash side dish. Jason will be enjoying them in his lunch this week!
Acorn Squash – This is available year round at most grocery stores. It is pretty common to see these sliced in have and roasted in the oven. In this case, we are going to grill them to add some extra flavors!
Fresh Herbs – The best part about this recipe is that you can use whatever herbs you have readily available. If you have some growing in your home, then save the money and use those. I used thyme and rosemary.
Step One: Cut the squash in half and clean out the seeds in the center with a spoon. The seeds come out very easy. Place the half of the squash on the cutting board and cut it into ½” slices.
Step Two: Combine the olive oil, garlic salt and fresh herbs.
Step Three: Brush both sides of the squash with the a bit of plain olive oil to minimize sticking on the grill.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Set the grill to 350 degrees. I used the GrillGrate on top of the grating to leave nice, crisp sear marks. I also find it is easier to clean.
Step Two: After the grill is up to temperature, place the acorn squash slices with the oiled side down. Let them cook for three minutes.
Step Three: Brush the herb mixture on the top of the slices and flip them over. Brush the other side and let it cook for another three minutes.
Step Four: In just a few minutes, the grilled acorn squash is done and ready to serve!
Other Squash Recipes
Acorn Squash with Honey – Add a little natural sweetness to the the squash and it will be a huge hit with the kids.
Stuffed Delicata Squash – If you have never tried this squash, this is a great recipe to start with. The skin is so tender, and you don’t have to worry about peeling it. Seriously good!
Grilled Patty Pan Squash – This is another not-too-common squash that is perfect for slicing and grilling. Check out your farmers markets and grill this extremely fast recipe.
Grilled Acorn Squash with Herbs
- 1 Acorn Squash
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil separated
- 2 tbsp Herbs fresh, minced
- ½ tsp Garlic Salt
Prepare the Mixture
- Mix one tbsp of olive oil with herbs and set aside
- Cut squash in half, remove the seeds, and cut into ½ inch slices
- Brush the squash slices with one tbsp of plain olive oil to minimize sticking on the grill
Grilling the Squash
- Heat grill to 350 degrees
- Grill for three minutes and turn. Brush the herbed olive oil on the freshly grilled side.
- Grill another three minutes and brush again. Sprinkle with fresh herbs prior to serving.