Plated + Served: Cheesy Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges


Acorn squash is the Johnny Depp of the vegetable world.

It can play spicy (Pirates of the Caribbean), or sweet (Finding Neverland). With a little seasoning, it can be bold (Sweeney Todd) or amazingly interesting (Alice in Wonderland).

Acorn squash is available year round and is a great source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. You can bake it, steam it, sauté it, simmer it or cook it in the microwave. Very versatile… like a good actor.

This recipe is an easy way to showcase the talents of the acorn squash. Use whatever cheese you have on hand along with your favorite seasoning, to make it the star of the plate or just a supporting player.

Hmmm… I wonder if Johnny Depp is as much a fan of squash as Mama is of his movies?



I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: