Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce - a healthy side dish recipe
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Roasted Acorn Squash with Tahini Sauce

A healthy and easy side dish recipe, your whole family will love this cinnamon-spiced roasted acorn squash drizzled in an addictive tahini lemon sauce.
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn squash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 144kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 1 acorn squash seeded and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line with foil. Spray with cooking spray and scatter the squash slices in a single layer on the pan. 
  • Drizzle the squash slices with olive oil and toss to coat on both sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon, half of the salt (1/2 teaspoon) and pepper then toss again. Bake until golden brown and tender, about 25-30 minutes.
  • While the squash is roasting, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, garlic and remaining salt in a small bowl. Add warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you've reached desired consistency. Drizzle over roasted squash to serve.


Serving Size: 1/4 of the pan and 1/4 of the tahini sauce


Serving: 1g | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.1g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 629mg | Fiber: 2.6g | Sugar: 0.2g