This Roasted Delicata Squash is an easy, healthy side dish that even picky eaters will love! Great for holidays or any fall dinner!
Tender little half moons of sweet and spicy squash that is going to make you REAL excited to eat your veggies!
Seriously. I have tried and tried to make Mr. FFF love my beloved oven roasted kabocha squash, but he just wasn’t into it.
So, I tried Instant Pot Butternut Squash. Still no.
So I tried Instant Pot spaghetti squash. The love was still not there.
Finally, I almost gave up….but then I tried this delicata squash on him and he hate seconds!
Why you’ll LOVE this recipe
Fall recipes just hit home for me. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE summer and all the delicious grilled food and fresh cold salads (give me a grilled pineapple mango salad with corn any day and I’ll devour it) but fall just brings the coziest food! The delicata squash recipe I have for you today is the PERFECT side dish for a variety of reasons! First off, it’s in season so it’ll be easy to snag one of these squash from your local market or grocery store. It’s also cooked to perfection with a spicy-sweet glaze to bring warmth and a bit of a kick with some ginger. It’s different than your typical savory squash recipe and will bring some flair to your thanksgiving plate!
How to cook Delicata Squash
Cooking up this tasty recipe for your family and friends will be something you definitely won’t regret. Yeah, it tastes BOMB but that doesn’t mean it is difficult to pull together. It’s one of those recipes that is a no-brainer because it’s easy and so yummy. Here’s how to make a roasted delicata squash:
Turn on your oven and allow it to heat up while you prep. On a cutting board and using a sharp knife, slice your slice in half- there’s no need to peel the squash. Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds from inside the squash. Slice the squash into half moons and place in a bowl.
Add a bit of oil to the bowl with the squash and toss it to coat. Next, add in the sugar, cinnamon and ginger as well and toss it once again.
Spread out the squash evenly on an ungreased baking sheet and pop it in the oven. Bake it for about 15 minutes on one side, then flip the slices of squash and bake them for the same amount of time on the other side.
Drizzle the squash with maple syrup and DEVOUR!
Is Delicata Squash Healthy?
Delicata squash are so beautiful to look at from the outside, but they also have a variety of health benefits. Rich in magnesium, dietary fiber, and potassium, this squash has a lot to boast about. It is also loaded with vitamins B and C.
WHAT DOES DELICATA SQUASH TASTE LIKE?
Delicata squash has a unique and delicious flavor, one that is PERFECT for a meal in the fall. Its flavor is a cross between sweet corn and pumpkin, making it perfect for a sweet dish like this one!
What other squash can I use for this recipe?
I’m such a lover of squash for so many reasons. The flavor, the color, the texture, you name it, I’m here for it! One of my favorite things about squash is that they are SO SO versatile! If you want to use another variety of squash for this recipe, you absolutely can! Any hard fleshed winter squash will work great for this recipe.
Other Healthy Squash Recipes
- Vegan Stuffed Butternut Squash
- Curried Whole30 Paleo Butternut Squash Soup
- Balsamic Butternut Squash Salad
- 1 Large Delicata Squash (about 1 lb)
- 2 tsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Coconut or brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
- Maple syrup, for drizzling (optional but recommended)
- Preheat our oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the squash in half (no need to peel) scooping out the seeds. Slice the squash into half moons, about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
- Place the squash in a bowl and toss with the oil. Then, add the sugar, cinnamon and ginger and toss to coat well.
- Spread onto an ungreased baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 15 minutes. Flip and cook another 10-15 minutes, until fork tender.
- Drizzle with maple syrup (if desired) and DEVOUR!
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