Oven-Roasted Acorn Squash

This oven-roasted acorn squash is the perfect winter food to add as a side to any meal! Spring is so close, yet so far, and it’s the perfect time to still enjoy warm, hearty meals. This squash is also a great way to get an extra boost of veggies to any meal!

Oven roasted acorn squash cubes

You might fool whoever you’re feeding by making them think these are potatoes – but they might even taste better. Yep, I said it. Acorn squash is such a delicious veggie to roast and season in the oven because they have a light, sweet, taste, and taste like a butternut squash too. They’re super easy to make, and take about 30 minutes to prep.

Ingredients you’ll need to make this oven roasted acorn squash

You will need 2 acorn squashes, some spices, and breadcrumbs. Adding the breadcrumbs to your acorn squash will give it a delicious crunch and added flavour. For the spices, you will need some salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, turmeric, and parsley. You can also add some cayenne pepper if you like spice!

Oven roasted acorn squash cubes

How to prepare your squash

Once you cube and season your squash, place it on a lined baking tray. I love using my silicone baking mats since they’re reusable and better for the environment. You don’t have to spray them either so you don’t have to worry about food getting stuck to them! I use them for almost everything that has to go in the oven.

If you’re looking for more squash recipes, try my oven roasted cubed buttercup squash!

oven roasted acorn squash

Oven-Roasted Acorn Squash

Riri’s Recipes
This oven roasted acorn squash is a delicious vegan side dish that is perfect to pair with any meal. Crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 6 people


  • 2 acorn squash peeled and chopped into cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp parsley
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Take acorn squash and place in the microwave for 1 minute (this helps to make them easier to cut!)
  • Peel and cut both acorn squashes into cubes and place in a large bowl.
  • Add in mix of spices (I eyeballed the spices, just be sure to add in enough to get in all the flavour)
  • Mix in spices with a spatula or your hands to make sure the squash is well coated.
  • Line an aluminum pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and place the squash on it.
  • Let cook for about 40 minutes at 375ºF.
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and place in a container to store or eat right away!


How to store: Place acorn squash in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. 
Keyword cubed acorn squash, oven roasted acorn squash, roasted squash recipes

Author: Riri's Recipes

Hi and welcome to Riri's Recipes! This blog is here to be your guide to healthy, nutritious, and simple recipes! My goal is to share my love of food with the rest of you, and hopefully inspire others to be as passionate about food like I am. This blog will contain healthier versions of classic desserts and meals, as well as my own personal creations. Food is FUEL, and it is so important to feed our bodies what they need in order to perform at their best. Eating mindfully and intuitively will help us keep our bodies and mind at peace, making us healthier and happier living beings. That being said, happy eating!

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