Acorn squash is one of our favorite fall vegetables. I love that it is tasty and one of the easiest to prepare. I am not going to lie here. The ease of prepping and cooking it helps it jump into my shopping cart and into our meal plan a lot. It’s as simple as that. We started our love affair with acorn squash shortly after we were married when we tried out a Roasted Root Vegetable dish that we still make today. I’ll have Jason make that this fall on the grill to share on the blog. It is incredible!!! In the meantime, we’ll share this delicious grilled honey acorn squash recipe.
One important way to keep yummy, healthy food in your meal rotation is to choose recipes that are easy to make, using ingredients you already have and minimize the time it takes to prepare them. We’re all super-busy, right? This recipe combines all of those into one! You will make it more than once!!
Preparing the Grilled Acorn Squash
Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds from the center with a spoon. Then, slice each half into 1 inch slices. Brush with one tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Tip: Don’t skip the olive oil on this step or the squash may stick to the grill.
Another Tip: There is no need to try to peel the skin off. When it is cooked, the skin will be very easy to separate, so we serve this with the skin still attached.
Preparing the Honey Mixture
Mix one tablespoon of melted butter, one tablespoon of honey and 1/4 -½ tsp of cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.
Grilling the Honey Acorn Squash
Heat the grill to 350 degrees. Once the grill has come up to temperature, place the prepared acorn squash on the GrillGrate and grill for three minutes and carefully flip them over.
Brush the honey, butter, and cinnamon mixture over the top of the freshly grilled side. It will start to caramelize. Grill for three more minutes and flip. Brush again with the honey mixture and remove from the grill.
Take it off the grill and serve with your favorite fall dishes.
*** We have had a couple readers say that to get their acorn squash tender, it took longer than 3 minutes per side. We have tested it again and we are pretty close to 3-4 minutes but we use a ceramic grill which gives heat all the way around which might be the answer! Either way, test yours and know it may take a little longer but so worth it!
** We have had readers tell us they double the sauce because it is so good! Awesome idea! I’m on it too!
If you like this acorn squash recipe, make sure to check out these other veggie recipes!
30+ Grilled Vegetable Recipes– this is a great collection of fun veggie recipes to try out and mix it up this weekend! I love adding variety to my grilling days and my family and friends love it that I am not doing the same old thing!
Grilled Patty Pan Squash-if you have never tried this but have seen these at the farmers market, you need to grab a few and grill them up! So tasty and easy to grill! These are a slice it up and put on the grill type of recipe! Mindless and so easy!
Asian Bacon Green Bean Bundles-these are out of this world! I love presenting a little package of yumminess to go on a side of grilled chicken or steak! Give it a try, the Asian sauce doesn’t take over and just adds enough flavor to make it different!
Grilled Honey Acorn Squash
- 1 acorn squash
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs honey
- 2 tbs butter melted
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat grill up to 350 degrees.
- Combine honey, butter and cinnamon in a bowl and mix, set aside.
- Cut the acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Cut into 1/2 inch slices.
- Brush slices with 1 tbs olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and place on the grill.
- Grill each side 3 minutes.
- Once you flip the squash the first time, brush the squash with the honey mixture and continue cooking 3. minutes.
- Brush again right before removing from the grill.