BBQ Acorn Squash

Jan 28, 2011 2 Comments

BBQ Acorn Squash

I used to dislike acorn squash and still wouldn’t make it one of my first selections from the produce department.  There’s nothing particularly enticing about acorn squash, especially for a man.  I mean really what is one to do with a miniature greenish pumpkin?

Out of desperation to create something out of nothing I thought up this recipe for BBQing acorn squash.  It’s simple, quick, and might just make you go back to the store and purchase another mini green pumpkin.

One key-note: I use apple wood chips for this recipe to add some sweetness, but any type of wood chips can be used as a subsitute.

The Necessities:

  • 1 whole acorn squash
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh ground nutmeg
  • apple wood chips
  • aluminum foil


  • Presoak your wood chips (if necessary) in water for 20-30 minutes
  • Preheat your grill to high and set-up for indirect grilling
  • While the grill is heating, slice the acorn squash in half and remove the seeds
  • Add 2 tablespoons of butter and ½ tbsp of brown sugar to the hollowed cavity of each half
  • Lightly salt and pepper each half, along with a light dusting of freshly ground nutmeg
  • Crinkle up a small sheet of aluminum foil into a circular base for each half to sit on while on the grill
  • Place each acorn half (on its base) on the grill (indirect zone)
  • Add wood chips to fire
  • Cook acorn(s) for 15-20 minute or until the squash has become completely soft when probed with a fork
  • Remove from grill, let rest and enjoy!

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2 Responses to “BBQ Acorn Squash”

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide says:

    Oh apple wood, very cool! Thanks for sending me this.

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