Low Calorie Acorn Squash in the Oven

Easy Recipe for Acorn Squash in the Oven

This Easy Recipe for Low Calorie Acorn Squash in the Oven with Garlic and Sage is just 91 calories, and can be made quickly and easily!. In this article you’ll learn how to bake acorn squash in a healthy, simple way. Plus you’ll learn how to prepare acorn squash, and how long to cook acorn squash so it comes out perfect every time.

Easy Recipe for Acorn Squash in the Oven

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 2 acorn squash
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 sage leaves sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray

Low Calorie Acorn Squash in the Oven

Easy Recipe for Acorn Squash in the Oven

Healthy Acorn Squash in the Oven Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can prep by chopping the raw veggies and adding to a freezer bag or container. Add any seasonings and store for later in the fridge.
Storage: Leftovers can be frozen for up to a month. But pre-chopped/ uncooked veggies should be stored in the fridge (they will get soggy in the freezer). Will hold for 5 days in the freezer. 
Reheating: Add to a baking sheet and pop in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes until hot. You can also microwave for 2 minutes.

Low Calorie Acorn Squash in the Oven

Acorn Squash

Low Calorie Acorn Squash in the Oven

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This easy recipe for acorn squash is savory, delicious and just 91 calories!
We topped this oven roasted acorn squash recipe with garlic and sage, making a yummy vegan and gluten-free side dish that is healthy and easy to make.
Learn how to prepare an acorn squash, how to roast acorn squash and how to make roasted squash recipes low calorie with this wonderful recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 91 kcal


  • 2 acorn squash
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 sage leaves sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray


  • Preheat the oven to 375° and lime a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Trim the top and bottom off each squash, then cut in half from top to bottom, and use a spoon to remove the inner seeds and strings.
  • Cut the acorn squash into 1-inch thick slices.
  • Place the slices on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, then sprinkle with garlic, sage, salt and pepper. Spray with olive oil.
  • Roast the squash for 25 minutes on the first side, then flip each slice over and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until soft.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 23.3gProtein: 1.9gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 298mgPotassium: 761mgFiber: 3.3gSugar: 0gCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Side Dish
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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