Roasted Chipotle Acorn Squash

Prep Time: 
25 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Serves 6
Recipe Source: 
From Fresh Mexico by Marcela Valladolid ($24.00, Clarkson Potter, 2009)


  • 2 acorn squash (1 12 to 1 34 lb each)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle chili
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Cut acorn squash in half lengthwise. Then cut each half crosswise into 34 inch thick slices. Remove and discard seeds from squash pieces. Transfer squash to a baking sheet.
  3. Mix oil, garlic, ground chipotle, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour mixture over squash pieces and toss to coat.
  4. Roast for 20 minutes or until squash is tender.