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Cheesy Thyme Baked Acorn Squash with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds {#SundaySupper}

Cheesy Thyme Baked Acorn Squash With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds @AnAppealingPlan #Fall #Recipes 1

The fall season brings an abundance of new flavors and ingredients to the markets. This easy roasted butter nut squash recipe requires just a few ingredients and can be prepped in advance. Serve it as a lunchtime snack or side dish at dinner.



  • 2 acorn squash {1 pound each}, halved lengthwise, seeded
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan {2 ounces}
  • 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place squash halves cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.

In a small pan warm cream and chopped thyme, divide among halves.

Bake until squash is tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into wedges. Sprinkle each wedge with Parmesan, top with thyme sprig and bake until cheese is melted and golden, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top and serve warm.

Cheesy Thyme Baked Acorn Squash With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds @AnAppealingPlan #Fall #Recipes 2

What’s your favorite squash recipe? Let me know in the comments.

Our hosts for today’s Squash Fest party are Alice of A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen and Christy of Confessions of a Culinary Diva — thanks ladies

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11 Responses to Cheesy Thyme Baked Acorn Squash with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds {#SundaySupper}

  1. Zan October 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM #

    That looks like a great recipe to try out! I lack in my knowledge of how to cook those things sometimes! So glad you linked up with us at Home Matters Linky party! Can’t wait to see what you have for the next party!
    Zan recently posted…Weekend Review: A Trip to Royal Oak Farm & a Recipe for Homemade Apple PieMy Profile

  2. Renee September 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM #

    I just love acorn squash and using thyme (one of my favorite herbs) is a bonus as far as I’m concerned. Adding cheese = triple bonus!
    Renee recently posted…Slow-Cooker Island Pulled PorkMy Profile

  3. Shannon R September 7, 2014 at 11:40 PM #

    Oh, love the pumpkin seeds in this. I’m sure it adds a new and cool texture. Yum!
    Shannon R recently posted…Vegan MoFo Day 7: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. Alice September 7, 2014 at 6:54 PM #

    I love the combination of a squash and pumpkins! But then who doesn’t love pumpkin seeds?? : )
    Alice recently posted…Kabocha no Nimono (Simmered Acorn Squash) #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Katie September 7, 2014 at 4:44 PM #

    This sounds like such a fabulous fall treat – I have to get on the acorn squash making bandwagon!
    Katie recently posted…Zucchini Noodles with Basil Vinaigrette for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Shaina September 7, 2014 at 4:28 PM #

    Yum!!! The parmesan and thyme must give this squash some really amazing flavor. This is the perfect fall side dish 🙂
    Shaina recently posted…Grilled Zucchini and Corn Succotash #SundaySupperMy Profile

  7. Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva September 7, 2014 at 4:15 PM #

    This sounds terrific! I love that it seems fairly effortless, but has a Wow factor to it. Perfect for Sunday afternoon cooking –
    Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva recently posted…#SundaySupper – Bourbon Pumpkin Pie in a GlassMy Profile

  8. Tara September 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM #

    OMG, does that look good. Just love the recipe so much!!!

  9. Liz September 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM #

    What a delicious combination of flavors and texutres! Love those pepitas!

  10. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM #

    Yum! Simple and delicious! I love it! Looks amazing!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted…Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. mimi September 7, 2014 at 9:18 AM #

    Oooohh I love that you used cream and Parmesan on the baked squash! Fabulous! Thyme is so good as well – I feel it’s really underappreciated as an herb – whether dried or fresh. Thanks for the recipe!
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