Monday, November 25, 2013

Easy Acorn Squash and Thanksgiving Side Dishes


Still looking for Thanksgiving side dish ideas? Here's one that won't take more than five minutes to prepare and tastes great. No peeling involved - you can eat the skin on acorn squash.
The recipe is so embarrassingly simple, it's hardly a recipe. Just wash the squash, cut in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and cut into slices about 1/2 inch think. Smear with a little melted butter on both sides, then sprinkle each side with salt and pepper, and a mixture of equal parts bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until you can easily pierce the flesh with a fork.

Here are a few more ideas if you still are undecided about side dishes for your Thanksgiving table:

Fennel GratinĂ©e or Roasted Fennel 

Insalata di Rinforza



Stuffed onions


Squash and Couscous casserole
And as a relief for the digestive system: Citrus salad 
 If you're looking for a primer on how to brine and cook a turkey, click here to see how I do it. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Acorn Squash with Parmesan Coating

Wash the squash, cut in half lengthwise, then remove the seeds and cut into slices about 1/2 inch thick. Smear with a little melted butter on both sides, then sprinkle each side with salt and pepper, and a mixture of equal parts bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until you can easily pierce the flesh with a fork.

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11 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fabulous food.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers,

Rosa

Bruce Hammerson said...


Wow!!! Very delicious!!! I love seafood more than vegetable and fruits.
Regards,
Komatsu Parts

Patty said...

Meravigliosi piatti, molti dei quali li conosco bene e li preparo nei giorni di festa. Anche e me piace mettere in tavola molti contorni anche se il piatto principale e' uno solo. La tavola diventa piu preziosa.
Tanti auguri Linda!
Pat

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love those little onions, your couscous casserole looks so good I must remember to make that soon and your citrus salad is a stunner!have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

Claudia said...

I'm not cooking this year but oh my - the ideas are just grand for the entire winter. Those little stuffed onions caught my eye. Love the reinforcement salad - always make that for Christmas. And the citrus salad is a must.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Gorgeous side dishes. I think I might try making the acorn squash that way...so pretty looking.

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bellini said...

A feast for Thanksgiving or Christmas, just about any time.

Chiara Giglio said...

una carrellata di piatti molto interessanti, grazie !

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Linda! A delicious array of sides for the holiday. The fennel looks especially appealing to me.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Everything looks absolutely delicious, Linda. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!