Sharing a quick and easy roasted acorn squash side dish that’s perfect to serve with your holiday meal.
Instead of the usual mash potato side try switching it up with a roasted acorn squash or better yet serve both.
Acorn squash pairs so well with a number of ingredients but I wanted to keep this simple and keep it festive.
Using Simple Ingredients in the Roasted Acorn Squash
This side dish will satisfy both your sweet and savory tastebuds from the combination of the simple ingredients used. Here is what you need to make this dish.
- acorn squash
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
- pumpkin seeds
- pomegranate seeds
The flavors pair so well together including the sweetness from the honey, tartness from the pomegranate seeds and rounded out with the savory flavoring from the cumin. And there is a subtle crunch from the pumpkin seeds that goes so well with the slightly nutty acorn squash texture.
Leave the Skin on or Not?
I highly suggest to leave the skin on as it softens when roasting making it easy to chew. The skin is full of nutrients loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. If you would rather omit the skin it can easily be removed after roasting the squash.Print