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Oven Steamed Kabocha Squash
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Oven Steamed Kabocha Squash

Kabocha squash with nori and sesame
Course Side Dish, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 (click to scale)
Calories 70kcal


  • 2 lb kabocha squash
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp pre-toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 ea dried nori seaweed sheet
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper


  • Rinse whole kabocha squash, cut in half, scoop out and discard seeds. Cut into wedges about 2 ounces each. Place the squash wedges into a roasting pan, single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Cover tightly and steam roast in a 350°F oven until tender, about 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, lightly toast the nori sheet on a grill or griddle, it only takes 5 seconds on each side, do not burn. When cooled, crumble into a spice grinder and add toasted sesame seeds and salt. Process until fine. Mix in pepper. Sprinkle over kabocha.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Sodium: 55mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g