Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is a variety of squash that’s classified as a winter variety. They are most commonly used for baking, sautéing or steamed. Acorn squash is rich in vitamins, mineral, and nutrients, most notably vitamins B and C. They are also an excellent source of potassium and dietary fiber. Studies have shown that acorn squash is rich in antioxidants, which help repair cells and lowers the risk of cancer as well as preventing heart disease and diabetes. For this recipe, we will be using acorn squash as the primary ingredient for a delicious appetizer.
1 acorn squash, slice into medium thick pieces
1 cup parmesan cheese, crumbled
1 cup fresh thyme, chopped
olive oil as needed
salt to taste
pepper to taste
Preheat an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the acorn squash, parmesan cheese and thyme in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly into a baking tray or pan. Drizzle olive oil on top. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve as an appetizer or as a first course to a meal. You may serve with toasted bread if desired.