Acorn Squash in Slow Cooker
If you are looking for a simple hands-off slow cooker side dish, this acorn squash is just what you are looking for!
- 1 medium acorn squash
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup water
Cut the acorn squash in half lengthwise. Then remove the seeds and cut them in half again or even in thirds.
Melt the butter and mix in the honey and cinnamon. Place the wedges in your slow cooker and brush the top with the butter/honey mixture.
Add in the ½ cup water to the bottom and close the lid. Turn on high for 2 hours. Check after 2 hours to make sure it is tender. If it isn't, leave it on for another half hour. Make sure that you are checking it is just tender, not mushy!
I like a little caramelization on mine, so I placed it on a baking sheet and broiled it for just a few minutes. This is optional, but makes the squash so pretty!
That is it, you are done!! Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!
- This is a very simple recipe to make, but let me give you some tips to ensure you have perfect acorn squash the first time.
- You can either cook this on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours. Both times/temps work well, it will just depend on the time you have to make it.
- I use a Crock-Pot brand slow cooker. It works great and I have had it for quite some time.
- You can vary this recipe depending on your preferences. For example, the butter can be subbed for vegan butter, olive oil, or other oil of choice. The honey can also be subbed for brown sugar or maple syrup. Use the same measurements for each substitution.
- The broiling at the end isn't necessary but is for aesthetics only. The squash will be fully cooked after its time in the slow cooker.