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Maple Pecan Roasted Acorn Squash

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 40 min
Total: 1 hr
Servings: 2

Buttery, sweet, and fun-to-eat, this roasted acorn squash recipe features maple syrup and pecans. Not only a great and easy recipe, but it also helps your home smell amazing!

Author Louisa Nicholson
by Louisa Nicholson
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 2 Squash Halves (2 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Oven, baking sheet, baking dish
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • (Optional) pinch of brown sugar and/or large salt
Recipe Directions


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • While the oven is preheating, spread your pecans on a baking sheet and put into the oven, as we will be roasting these separately. They are done when you start to smell them. Stay nearby and remove from the oven immediately once you start smelling them. Check on them visually as well, they will be done before they turn darker. Set aside.
  • Prepare your acorn squash by cutting it in half and discarding of the middle seed area.
  • In a bowl, mix together the butter and syrup. Divide the mixture between each half, rubbing the flesh of the squash and allowing the mixture to pool in the middle.
  • Place each prepared squash on a baking sheet or dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Baste the flesh of the squash with the mixture in the middle half-way through.
  • When done serve immediately with the roasted pecans sprinkled on top. Optionally, you can also sprinkle brown sugar if you want it sweeter or large rock salt if you want it saltier. Enjoy!

Save the acron squash discards for later, the roasted seeds are delicious!

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 Squash Halves
Servings: 2
Information per serving:
Energy: 317.8 kcal
Carbohydrate: 38.4 g
Protein: 3.5 g
Fiber: 8.6 g
Sugar: 14.6 g
Fat: 19.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.5 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 5.1 g
Omega-3: 0.2 g
Omega-6: 3.6 g
Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 24.2 mg 5% DV
Folate: 32.6 µg 8% DV
A: 694.6 IU 29% DV
B1: 0.4 mg 32% DV
B2: 0.3 mg 26% DV
B3: 1.6 mg 11% DV
B5: 0.9 mg 18% DV
B6: 0.3 mg 26% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 17 mg 22% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 1 mg 6% DV
K: 7.5 µg 8% DV
Calcium: 101.8 mg 10% DV
Copper: 0.4 mg 38% DV
Iron: 2 mg 11% DV
Magnesium: 95.2 mg 29% DV
Manganese: 1.7 mg 92% DV
Phosphorus: 123.9 mg 17% DV
Potassium: 800.6 mg 17% DV
Selenium: 1.9 µg 3% DV
Sodium: 61.3 mg 4% DV
Zinc: 1.5 mg 18% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

roasted vegan maple pecan roasted acorn squash

Wow, these acorn squash recioe is so simple to make! Roasted with a buttery mixture and top with yummy pecans, brown sugar, or salt. A great part is how wonderful your home smells while making this.

Nutrition of Acorn Squash

Check out the nutrition of the acorn squash, pecan, and maple syrup combination above. Not only does this recipe get 20-30% of needed daily value of a range of vitamins, but also in minerals. Notably, this recipe is great for vitamin C, B vitamins, manganese, and zinc.

Topping Ideas

Want to make this recipe repeatedly? No problem, try different toppings to serve with including vegan feta cheese, vegan bacon bits, tempeh bacon, or walnuts.

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