Grilled Acorn Squash With Asiago Cheese

Grilled Acorn Squash With Asiago Cheese

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 65 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
164 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 546mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 478mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This grilled squash recipe makes a great side dish for almost anything. You can get them ready and set them on the upper rack or off to the side of your grill, and pretty much forget about them until you are ready to eat.


  • 3 cups acorn squash cubes (from 3 small acorn squashes)

  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut acorn squashes in half and remove seeds and strings. Cut about 1/2 inch deep, 1-inch long strip off of the outside portion of the squash halves. Don't make it too big. This will help to stabilize the squash on the grill grates. Place halves into a large cutting board and set aside.

  2. Preheat grill for medium heat.

  3. In a saucepan combine butter, sugar, sage, onion powder, maple syrup, salt and pepper, and heat until butter is melted and sugar dissolved, about 3 to 4 minutes. Brush mixture over the inside of the acorn squash.

  4. Grill squash pieces cut side up over a medium indirect heat for about 45 minutes. Sprinkle cheese and parsley over the cut side of the squash and continue grilling for about 20 minutes or until the squash is soft and the cheese is browned. Remove from grill and serve warm.