Greet the season with a delicious autumn-inspired dish that features a hearty roasted squash and the perfect pairing of garlic cream sauce on top. Baked acorn squash is one of our favorite go-to entertaining recipes as it’s simple to prepare and you can easily plan for one squash per person and maybe a few extras for leftovers.
This baked acorn squash recipe is typically served alongside a larger main dish but can easily be planned as the main dish by adding a savory filling. The options are limitless for customizing your preferred acorn squash. Whether you prefer a sweeter note with brown sugar and butter, or you want to go more savory like this recipe, plan your preferred palate according to what you are serving.
A Few Key Ingredients:
Small-Sized Squash – we prefer acorn squash for this particular recipe
Crème Fraîche - a delicious accompaniment similar to sour cream
As you begin to prepare your baked squash and accompanying sides, we have a few recommendations for pairings that perfectly highlight the flavors of this savory dish. During one of our recent gatherings, we opted to include a delicious Roast Coquelets recipe that featured roasted thyme potatoes for the perfect main dish.
Serve up the flavors of fall with a delicious and simple to prepare Baked Squash with Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe and plan your next gathering around this crowd-pleasing dish.
Baked Squash with Garlic Cream Sauce
2 squashes (any small-sized variety)
2 garlic cloves (peeled)
120 ml/ 1/2 cup crème fraîche per squash (alternatively you can use sour cream)
Salt & pepper for seasoning
Preheat oven 180°C/350°F. Slice the top part of the squash (leaving you with a lid), remove the seeds. Season the inside of the squash with salt and pepper, add one peeled garlic clove and close the lid. Place squash in a roasting pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until soft.
When ready, remove the lid and leave to cool on a plate. Scoop out the garlic and 2 tsp of squash and add to the crème fraîche. You can mash it up with a fork or place in a food processor and mix for a few seconds for a creamier sauce. Pour cream back into squash and close the lids. Serve in a bowl with a spoon.
Recipe Courtesy of A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse by Mimi Thorisson
Serve It Up
|Prepare and serve your garlic cream sauce in a stylish bowl for the perfect presentation.
|Present your baked squash and accompanying sides on our Blush Layered Diamond Dinner Plate at your next gathering.