At first you might say, EW!  Cheese and Squash together, gross!  It’s good….no its AMAZING!  I promise it is!  I found this recipe in this month’s Food Network Magazine and was so excited to try it.  I happen to love squash and cheese, so to me the combo seemed just right.  Entice the kids by putting a little extra cheese or bread crumb on top.  Kids LOVE cheesy and crunchy things!

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


Garlic Cloves

Sage Leaves- Fresh (or dried)


Parmesan cheese


Olive oil


Red Pepper Flakes

1 Acorn Squash

Baking Dish or cookie sheet

Mix 2 minced garlic cloves, 8 minced sage leaves (or 1 tablespoon of dry sage), the zest of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup grated parmesan, 3 tablespoons each breadcrumbs and olive oil, and some salt and red pepper flakes. Pat onto thin wedges of acorn squash. Bake in a single layer at 450 degrees F, 15 to 20 minutes.

I also added a little extra breadcrumb and a drizzle of olive oil on top for extra crunch.

Could it be any easier?  The hardest part might actually be finding the squash!

-Jessica Brown

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