Roasted Acorn Squash with Indian Spices is the easiest fall side dish that you can make that has amazing flavors. Acorn squash are sliced, rubbed with oil and delicious garam masala.

Slices of orange and green skinned acorn squash on a pewter plate

Acorn squash (also known as pepper squash or Des Moines squash) has to be one of my most favorite of the seasonal squash. It has amazing sweet, nutty flavor just on its own, but with this combination of Indian spices, it is taken to the next level. Add a little Indian flare to your fall/winter cooking.

A simple, vegan side dish doesn’t get any easier. The difficult part is cutting the squash. My tip for this is, you must use a really sharp knife, then slice a little off one end so the squash has a flat surface. It is then easy to cut into horseshoe shaped slices. Spread the squash slices in an even layer onto a baking sheet and drizzle with oil, garam masala, salt and pepper and rub to coat well.

An oval plate of roasted acorn squash viewed from overhead

Remember the quick and easy chicken madras from last week?  Roasted Acorn Squash with Indian Spices is the dish I served with it for the most wonderfully satisfying meal that curbed my Indian food craving (which I have almost every day).

This recipe can be made with any squash: What is so easy and versatile about this recipe is, you don’t have to use acorn squash. Any of the seasonal squash will work, butternut, delicata, spaghetti, the choice is yours. I just bought some delicata squash today so I’ll be trying this recipe with that later this week.

Horseshoe shaped slices of acorn squash coated with spices piled on a plate

Garam masala is one of my favorite and one of the best, all-purpose spices. It is a convenient mix of spices like cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and more that gives a rich and complex flavor to any dish without having to buy all the individual spices and mix the blend yourself.

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Yield: 4

Roasted Acorn Squash with Indian Spices

Orange and green skinned acorn squash. Sliced and sprinkled with Indian spices on a plate

Acorn squash are sliced, rubbed with oil and a delicious garam masala spice blend.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash, seeds removed and sliced
  • 1/3 cup (78 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
  2. To a small
  3. Spread the squash slices in an even layer onto a baking sheet and drizzle with oil, garam masala, salt, pepper and rub to coat well.
  4. Roast for 30 minutes until tender.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

4 ounces

Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 534mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 5gSugar 0gProtein 1g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.

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