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Roasted Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is an easy side dish to make and incredibly sweet like candy! If you've never had it before, now is your time to try this unique and delicious squash!

I recently discovered delicata squash and I cannot believe this squash has been missing from my life.

I always thought it looked funny and figured that it was just like any other squash (i.e. hard to cut and deseed) so I didn’t bother with it.

I should have known you should never judge a book by its cover because delicata squash is my favorite squash of all time now.

The macros on it are AMAZING!

What does delicata squash taste like?

I didn’t realize this and it actually surprised me with my first bite but it is SO sweet!

It’s like eating candy!

Delicata squash is an easy side dish to make and incredibly sweet like candy! If you've never had it before, now is your time to try this unique and delicious squash!

How do you prepare the delicata squash?

I wash the exterior and then cut off the two ends a little to discard.

Then I cut into rounds with a very sharp knife.

If you don’t have a sharp knife and you have unsteady hands, I recommend you cutting it lengthwise first then removing the seeds, then flip flesh-side down on the cutting board and cut into half moons.

Do you need to peel it?

The beauty of delicata squash is that YOU DON’T NEED TO PEEL IT!!

That’s what I love so much about it (next to the flavor).

The skin is thin and roasts up beautifully.

It’s not bitter nor is it hard to bite through.

What’s the easiest way to take the seeds out?

I just take a spoon and go around in a circle on the flesh and all the seeds and strings come out.

Delicata squash is an easy side dish to make and incredibly sweet like candy! If you've never had it before, now is your time to try this unique and delicious squash!

How big should I cut the rounds?

I usually do about 1/2-inch to 1-inch thick. It shrinks a lot in the oven.

Can you roast the seeds like pumpkin seeds?

You probably can but I didn’t do it so I don’t know!

How do you know they’re done cooking?

When the flesh is soft and fork tender!

If you love roasting vegetables, here are other roasted vegetable recipes:

Delicata squash is an easy side dish to make and incredibly sweet like candy! If you've never had it before, now is your time to try this unique and delicious squash! #squash #delicatasquash #squashrecipe #roastedsquash

Delicata squash is an easy side dish to make and incredibly sweet like candy! If you've never had it before, now is your time to try this unique and delicious squash! #squash #delicatasquash #squashrecipe #roastedsquash

Roasted Delicata Squash

The best way to make and eat delicata squash is to roast it! It tastes just like candy!
4.5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

  • Delicata squash, sliced into rounds or half moons and deseeded
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Trader Joe's onion salt, (see note below)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place delicata squash onto prepared baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over the slices. Sprinkle salt and onion salt onto the slices. Using your hands, gently rub over the pieces and turn them over and do the same to make sure they're all coated.
  • Roast for 15-20 minutes or until squash has softened. Flip them halfway through for even browning on both sides.

Notes

If you don't have Trader Joe's onion salt, you can use garlic powder or onion powder as a substitute.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 18 kcal | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 1 mg | Potassium: 1 mg

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: delicata squash
Recipe Rating




Tash

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Recipe instructions does not brown the squash as pictured. Misleading.

Cindy

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

@Tash, I just absolutely hate it when I find a recipe and after preparing the food, it looks nothing like the photo. I recently got a Thanksgiving recipe guide in the Denver Post. After looking it over, I realized that NONE of the photos were of the actual dish. The photos were from stock images. Boooo. Bad form.

Julie Chiou

Tuesday 13th of October 2020

sorry you thought this was misleading. every oven is different as is every baking sheet and every squash. if you wanted it as brown as the photos, you may have had to add more oil to get the squash to brown more and/or bake it higher heat.

Rosanna Santamaria

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Great recipe.

Tracy Dobbs

Friday 25th of September 2020

Thank you so much. Simple and delicious

Viktory

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Interesting recipe of delicata squash! I will exactly try. Thanks!

Jay Laing

Saturday 18th of January 2020

I always rost squash seeds for an after dinner treat . They are crazy delicious and ten times tastier than pumpkin seeds. Lightly coat with oil and salt in a baking pan. Bake at 250° for 25-35 min with a chopstick sti or two after 20 min. They should be dark brown in color when teady