Roasted Acorn Squash: Must Have Diabetic-Friendly Recipes For Your Holiday Meal

It's the last week of National Diabetes Month and it just so happens to be the day before Thanksgiving. Need a last-minute diabetic-friendly side for your family dinner tomorrow? Give this delicious roasted acorn squash recipe a try. It's sure to leave your family asking for seconds!Roasted acorn squash is a delicious diabetic-friendly side your whole family will love.


  • 2 medium acorn squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup of dry white wine or reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of light stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon of snipped fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut a squash in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place squash halves, cut sides down, on a cutting board. Cut the squash halves crosswise into 1-inch slices. Repeat with remaining squash. Pour the wine into a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Add garlic slices to the wine. Arrange the squash slices in the dish, overlapping slices as needed. Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more or until squash is tender. Transfer the squash slices to a serving platter, reserving liquid in dish.
  3. Add butter and rosemary to the liquid in the baking dish. Stir until butter is melted. Spoon over squash on the platter and serve warm.

Diabetes Management

There are many options to help people with diabetes manage their diets outside of the holidays. The Diabetes Education Classes at Firelands Center for Coordinated Care include a one-on-one with a nurse, a one-on-one with a dietitian and then four group classes. The group classes cover topics including; nutrition, different medications, testing blood sugar and disease prevention for diabetic patients.

Find more recipes like this at the Eating Well website.