You asked, we delivered: for those of you who came out to McGill’s Build Your Own Bento event and wanted to know how to make the acorn squash, here it is.

This recipe highlights the flavours of the acorn squash while giving it depth through the addition of honey and curry powder. The honey caramelizes as the squash roasts in the oven, which forms a rich caramel flavour. Though perhaps an unusual addition, curry powder brings an earthy taste that highlights the hearty fall flavour of squash.

Honey and Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:35 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
  • salt
  • pepper
Photo by Helena Lin
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

  • Step 2

    Wash the acorn squash and cut it into 1 inch slices.

    Photo by Helena Lin
  • Step 3

    In a bowl combine the honey, olive oil, and curry powder. Mix to combine.

  • Step 4

    Coat the acorn squash with the honey, olive oil and curry powder mixture. Season with salt and pepper.

    Photo by Helena Lin
  • Step 5

    Place in the oven and roast for 30 minutes or until slightly browned.

    Photo by Helena Lin