Okay, we will admit fall is here. With this little heat wave we just had we were slinging back our cool drinks, and sticking to our raw foods, but we know that this little warm spell wasn’t going to last and it’s boots and sweaters in no time. That’s okay, although we’re both obsessed with warm weather, beaches, and cooling foods, fall is pretty rad too.

Fall brings us an abundance of vegetables, the farmer’s markets are still buzzing, pumpkin carving, pumpkin spicing, Halloween, changing of the leaves (which also signals time for a change on a personal level), back to school, and just so many other fun things. So, we’re all for it, especially the whole food aspect. We’re obsessed with all fall food things, especially acorn squash. You can cut them lengthwise and stuff them, puree them, or just do what we did and cut them into half moons and bake them.

Don’t get fooled by this vegetable. Not only is it a great source of complex carbohydrates, but it’s also high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (like Vitamin C) and when baked it has a deliciously sweet flavour and becomes a wonderful alternative to the overused (but still delicious) potato. We’ve decided that these little acorn squash rounds needed some spices and lightly dusted with cheese, that’s why we created this Chipotle Chili & Parm Roasted Acorn Squash.

Set aside 5 minutes to prep, and about 25 minutes to bake and you have a delicious lunch, appetizer or snack for the win!

Baked Chipotle Chili Cheese Acorn Squash

Warm up with this super easy and incredibly delicious recipe for you.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 176 kcal


  • 1 acorn squash seeded; quartered and cut into half moons
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil or oil of choice
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese *see notes for vegan option
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  2. Toss acorn squash with all the ingredients.
  3. Lay out flat on parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they aren’t touching and not overcrowded on pan.
  4. Bake 30-40 minutes until cheese is crispy.

Recipe Notes

*for vegan option add 1/4 cup nutritional yeast and 1 Tbsp lemon

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chipotle Chili Cheese Acorn Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Potassium 510mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 11.8%
Vitamin C 19.2%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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