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