Creamy Baked Acorn Squash

Photo: Johnny Miller
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr

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


  • 2 acorn squash (1 pound each), halved lengthwise, seeded, and bottoms trimmed to lie flat if necessary

  • Salt and pepper

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 8 sprigs thyme

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)


  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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