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oven roasted acorn squash

Chili Cheese Oven Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe

This Chili Cheese Oven Roasted Acorn Squash recipe is the perfect side dish, or used as a salad topped with pesto, balsamic dressing, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds and cranberries.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
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 *use vegan mozzarella or nutritional yeast for dairy-free
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp Antioxidant Pesto


  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.

To Make Into Pesto Salad

  1. Toss some greens in pesto and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Top with a couple pieces of acorn squash, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries or pomegranate seeds.

Recipe Notes

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