Meatless Monday: Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash


Happy Meatless Monday after Christmas! Hope it was a great holiday weekend for those of you that celebrated! It was a busy one for my family and I- Christmas Eve was spent at my in-laws enjoying the beautiful almost 70 degree weather while feasting on the seven fishes…

Christmas Eve Upstate NY 2015 Feast of the Seven Fishes

…for Central NY that is CRAZY warm for the end of December and likely it will never happen again anytime soon so we soaked up some sun while steaming the shellfish.  

Christmas day was spent at my moms which included breakfast, lunch AND dinner.  She cooked up quite the spread for us to enjoy which included this Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash dish! 

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe adapted from Real Simple Magazine {Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Dinner Recipe, Side Dish, Holiday Recipe, Appetizer}

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe adapted from Real Simple Magazine {Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Dinner Recipe, Side Dish, Holiday Recipe, Appetizer}

It was honestly so delicious that I decided to share it for today.  Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me so I had to snap some quick pics with my iPhone but trust me, it’s yummy even if my food photography doesn’t show it! 

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe adapted from Real Simple Magazine {Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Meatless Monday, Dinner Recipe, Side Dish, Holiday Recipe, Appetizer}

PARMESAN ROASTED ACORN SQUASH 


RECIPE

Ingredients: 

  • 1 2 lb acorn squash halved, seeded and sliced 3/4 inches thick 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Sea salt & fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan (1 oz) or sub dairy free parm cheese (like Parma!). 

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl, toss the squash with oil, thyme, salt and pepper. 
  3. Transfer squash to a rimmed baking sheet. 
  4. Sprinkle with the Parmesan or dairy free “parm”. 
  5. Roast the squash until golden brown and tender, 25 to 30 minutes. 

 

Recipe adapted from Real Simple 

 

 


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32 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply December 28, 2015

Our Christmas was in the mid 80's here! Not a fan :( but a nice weekend anyway! I love this twist on acorn squash and it looks easy, my favorite! :)
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Oh man, 80 degrees is way to warm for me haha!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply December 28, 2015

OMG Delicious. I totally want some ketchup to dip them in--better than fries! Christmas was wet and chilly but not cold here. I think it is supposed to get colder at the end of this week, but we will be in VA by then.
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Mmmm these would be delicious dipped in ketchup!

Beth @ Sublimely Fit
Reply December 28, 2015

Acorn squash has always been one of my favorites, so I'm totally loving this idea. It's like if acorn squash and parmesan fries had a baby, and it was a healthy food baby. Yum yum. I'm seriously sitting here thinking through if I picked up an acorn squash on my way home if I'd have everything I need to make these. Can't wait to give them a try!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Hahahaha this is like a healthy food baby!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply December 28, 2015

Ohhh! This sounds amazing! I totally need this in my life! Glad you had a good Christmas!

    aelicatese
    Reply December 29, 2015

    Thanks! It was yummy! :)

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply December 28, 2015

These are making my mouth water and it's only 5:30 in the morning! Thanks for the vegan option! :-)
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Of course! :)

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply December 28, 2015

We had pretty decent weather on Christmas--for Chicago! But hey, that's all coming to an end today.

I am going to give this recipe to my squash loving husband. He always bakes his with butter and brown sugar, which is too sweet for me. This sounds great!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Ugh we just got the weather you had...woke up to 4 inches of snow :(

Linz @ Itz Linz
Reply December 28, 2015

YUM! these look fantastic and perfect for the winter!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Thanks! :)

jill conyers
Reply December 28, 2015

This is one of your top5 recipes of 2015! I have to go to the grocery store today so I'm adding an extra acorn squash to my list.

Have a wonderful day Annmarie!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Thanks! Hope you enjoy!

Jess
Reply December 28, 2015

The iPhone pics did a pretty good job of depicting how GOOD these look!! I love roasted squash. I picked up butternut this week rather than acorn...wonder if I could sub that... :)

    aelicatese
    Reply December 29, 2015

    Thanks! Hmmm I bet you could, or at least make a variation of it :P

Ivanna
Reply December 28, 2015

Mmmm sounds good I love parmesan on everything. I made some garlic parmesan mashed potatoes on Christmas I should have saved the recipe to share. Next time. :)
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Mmmm your mashed potatoes sound good too!

Patty @ Reach Your Peak
Reply December 28, 2015

This looks delicious! I actually have an acorn squash in my fridge I have had no clue what to do with (bc I've never made it lol). Thanks for the recipe!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Yay! Hope you enjoy!

Liz @ The Clean Eating Couple
Reply December 28, 2015

Yummy!! These look so tasty!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Thanks!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply December 28, 2015

These pictures turned out beautifully! I'm all about the squash and this is the perfect way to enjoy it "out of the box". Dave will love ti!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Thank you! And yay! Hope he enjoys! :)

Rachel
Reply December 28, 2015

Your food photography skills are not lacking with "just" an iPhone. :)~ Glad you had a great holiday!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    Aw thanks! And you too!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply December 28, 2015

I just learned about the 7-fishes dinner yesterday! It sounds epic. The Italians do it right! These little acorn squash fries also look amazing, camera or no camera!
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    It is quite the feast! And they were pretty amazing! :)

Sarah
Reply December 29, 2015

Oh this sounds so delicious! I've never tried squash with parmesan but I bet it's delicious!
We didn't get a white Christmas until the day after here, which isn't normal for MN.
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    Reply December 29, 2015

    It is a yummy combo, definitely give it a try! :) We FINALLY got snow this morning- think it may melt by this afternoon though :(

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