Caramelized Squash with Thyme and Dates Transforms Weeknight Supper

February 5, 2019

Roasted Squash with Thyme and Dates

This side dish will have you feeling like the heart eye emoji.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn squash, Bon Appetit, caramelized, dates, garlic, squash, thyme
Author Diana Edwards


  • 3 small acorn squash about 3 lb.
  • 12 dates pitted and quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • ½ bunch thyme
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Scrub and cut the acorn squash into wedges.
  3. Toss squash, olive oil, salt, garlic, coconut oil, thyme, and pepper.
  4. Roast for 40-45 minutes until caramelized. Add the dates, toss, and roast for an additional 12 minutes or until everything is tender.
  5. Serve and enjoy! 😀

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