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Creamy Baked Squash

Only a few ingredients are needed to create a tasty and elegant looking side dish.

If preparing more than one squash, place them on a large baking sheet. To keep them from rolling (and spilling the cream), cut off a small slice from the rounded bottoms of each so they sit flat on the pan.


Creamy Baked Squash
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Serves: 8
  • 2 acorn squash, seeded & halved lengthwise
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (or canned coconut milk)
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme (or ½ tsp dried)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Place squash cut side up in a baking dish/sheet (slice off a bit of the bottoms of the squash so the halves sit flat).
  2. Into each half add 1 Tbsp of the cream, some thyme leaves and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes or until tender.
  3. Top each with 1 Tbsp of cheese and broil for another 5 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown.


2 Responses to Creamy Baked Squash

  1. Elaine August 3, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    Oh I shall have to repeat as I didn't tick the tap for notification when I receive a reply. Best way to serve ? Should I mix soft inside and cream together and serve.
    Thank you, Elaine.

    • Marla Hingley
      Marla Hingley August 4, 2016 at 9:11 am #

      We just eat it as is, scooping out a bit of the squash with some of the cream/cheese. But by all means you could mash it up all together in its shell and eat it like mashed potatoes 🙂

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