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Grilled Acorn Squash

When the weather starts to turn cold and you've got a bountiful harvest waiting for you in your pantry, toss some acorn squash on the grill! Drizzled with a sweet and savory buttery and brown sugar sauce, this grilled acorn squash is a tasty side to round out your meal.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Grilled Acorn Squash
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 2 medium acorn squash seeds removed and cut into wedges
  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat. Preheat your grill for two-zone cooking (around 350 degrees F overall temperature).
  • Season the squash. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, grated garlic, soy sauce, and black pepper. Brush all sides of the acorn sides with the brown sugar butter mixture.
  • Grill. Place each squash wedge on the direct heat side of the preheated grill and cook for 1-2 minutes per side. The sugars will caramelize and brown quickly. Move the squash over to the indirect heat side of the grill, close the lid, and cook for 30 minutes, turning every 5-7 minutes to help them cook evenly. Squash should be crispy on the outside and fork-tender on the inside. An internal thermometer should read around 210 degrees F when inserted into the flesh of the squash.
  • Serve immediately. Remove the squash to a serving platter and sprinkle with some additional salt, to taste, if desired.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg