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.
- 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.