Acorn Squash in the Microwave

Microwave Acorn Squash

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Microwave Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash in the Microwave

4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Cut squash in half. Scoop out inside and discard seeds. 
  • Place water in bottom of a microwave-safe dish. Place squash cut side down in dish.
  • Microwave on high for 6 to 8 minutes or until just tender. 
  • Turn squash cut side up.
  • Sprinkle each with a little salt. Fill centers of squash with brown sugar and butter. 
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes or until heated through.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 805mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 816IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 2mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.

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  1. Kristine Black says:

    5 stars
    Quick,easy&delicious. Thank you.

  2. Laurel Lien says:

    3 stars
    I have always made acorn squash in the oven. This method is definitely something I will try. Thank you for sharing.

  3. As a Diabetic I am going to do this but omit the sugar.

  4. Excellent recipe. I used maple syrup instead of brown sugar

    1. Amy Hanten says:

      Thank you for sharing! Great idea to use maple syrup!

  5. Really easy. Thx. I replaced the brown sugar with balsamic vinegar. It was excellent. Less sweet?

  6. Christine Ferguson says:

    I made it and it turned out AWESOME.

  7. This was such a great tasting easy recipe. Thanks for posting it.