Miso-Glazed Acorn Squash

Miso-Glazed Acorn Squash

In this miso-glazed acorn squash recipe, a lightly sweet Japanese-inspired miso, soy, and ginger sauce is brushed on slices of acorn squash and caramelized to give it the perfect finishing touch.

The combination is lip-smacking good.

Once the sauce is brushed on the squash, it only needs 4–5 more minutes in the oven to brown. Make sure to pay close attention so that it doesn’t burn.

When ready to serve, top the miso-glazed acorn squash with chopped almonds. Not only does it brighten up the look of the dish, but it also adds a bit of crunch!

Most squashes are excellent for roasting (butternut, pumpkin, spaghetti), but our current obsession is acorn squash. They tend to be smaller in size, which means they can be cut easily.

You can easily slice it as we have for this quick-cooking miso-glaze acorn squash recipe, or halve it and stuff it with vegetables, quinoa, or seasoned meat.

The flesh is sweet and the skin is edible — no peeling required!

Miso-Glazed Acorn Squash

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Miso Glazed Roasted Acorn Squash With Almonds

In this roasted acorn squash recipe, a lightly sweet miso, soy, and ginger sauce caramelizes to give it the perfect finishing touch.

Course Side Dish
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 29 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 165 kcal
Author Beachbody


  • Parchment paper
  • 1 medium acorn squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed, sliced into ½-inch half-moons
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white miso paste
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. mirin
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce
  • tsp. rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place squash evenly on baking sheet. Brush with olive oil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once, until tender.
  4. Preheat oven to broil.
  5. While squash is baking, combine miso paste and water in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
  6. Bring mirin, sugar, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, and vinegar to a boil in small saucepan, over medium-high heat, whisking frequently.
  7. Add miso mixture; cook, whisking frequency, for 1 minute.
  8. Brush squash evenly with mirin mixture. Broil for 3 to 4 minutes, or until squash begins to brown.
  9. Sprinkle with almonds; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Miso Glazed Roasted Acorn Squash With Almonds
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 651mg28%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Miso-Glazed Acorn Squash

Miso-Glazed Acorn Squash

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Miso-Glazed Acorn Squash

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