Acorn squash and pork chop sheet pan dinner with cranberries and a sage honey vinaigrette. Gluten and dairy free, paleo Wahls protocol 30 minute one pot easy weeknight dinner.
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Acorn Squash & Pork Chops with Cranberries

Simple pork and squash sheet pan dinner finished with a honey sage vinaigrette that is both filling and healthy. Perfect for a cold night when you are short on daylight and time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Acorn Squash, Cranberries, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, One Pot, Pork Chops, Sheet Pan
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted, divided
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (about 3/4 to 1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 sm acorn squash (about 2 lbs), cut into 3/4" half moons
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2" slices
  • 1.5 cups cranberries

Honey Sage Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 med orange, juiced and zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, mined
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Sheet Pan Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 400 F
  • Brush pork chops with half of the melted oil and sprinkle with dried sage, salt and black pepper
  • Toss squash and onions with remaining oil on extra large sheet pan
  • Add pork chops to the sheet pan and place in oven, bake for 10 minutes
  • Flip pork chops and toss cranberries with the squash and onion mixture, return to over
  • Bake an additional 10 minutes or until pork chops reach a minimum temperature of 145F and squash is easily pierced with a fork
  • Move pork chops to plates, drizzle vinaigrette over vegetables and serve

Honey Sage Vinaigrette

  • Combine all ingredients into mason jar, shake until well combined


  1. If your pork chops are not as crispy as you like, remove the vegetables and return pan to oven to broil 2 minutes per side
  2. If you don't have a full size sheet pan, divided between two half pans and rotate racks halfway through.
  3. AIP Compliant: Omit black pepper