Creamy Baked Acorn Squash

This elegant side dish needs almost no prep. Just pop the squash in the oven, then make the rest of the meal.

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  • Servings: 4

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, December 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash (1 pound each), halved lengthwise, seeded, and bottoms trimmed to lie flat if necessary
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place squash halves cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Divide cream and thyme among halves.

  2. Bake until squash is tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake until cheese is melted and golden, 10 to 15 minutes more.

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