Indigenous peoples prized acorn squash because they could store it for long periods of time and cook it whole in the coals of a fire.
Jon brodkin aug. When it comes to winter squash we usually focus on butternut squash and pumpkin. Roasted acorn squash is so easy to make and is a great fall side or even dessert. It has an acorn like shape with ridged. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f 175 degrees c.
Acorn squash nutrition boasts of 15 important vitamins and nutrients the most prevalent being fiber vitamin c and potassium. For food network kitchen. Acorn squash is a variety of the same squash species as zucchini and other summer squashes cucurbita pepo but with its hard to cut skin and drier flesh its treated as a winter squash culinarily. Turbinata also called pepper squash or des moines squash is a winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges on its exterior and sweet yellow orange flesh inside.
Choose squash that are heavy for their size. Remove squash from the oven and turn onto a plate so that the flesh is facing upwards. Learn how to make acorn squash. Acorn squash cucurbita pepo var.
Air fryer acorn squash with brown butter. Bake in a 350 degrees f 175 degrees c oven until it begins to soften approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Acorn squash is a type of winter squash that belongs to the cucurbitaceaeor gourd family which also includes pumpkin butternut squash and zucchini. With its sweet nutty flavor and pretty scalloped shell its no wonder acorn squash is a fall favorite and weve got all the best recipes for cooking it.
Acorn squash is a popular variety of hard skinned squash. Green on the outside and bright orange and creamy on the inside acorn squash is one of our favorite cold weather foods. The rinds should be hard deep colored and free of spots. North america and central america.
Recipe courtesy of amanda neal. Acorn squash side dishes.