Maple Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe
This Delicata Squash Recipe is roasted with sweet maple syrup, butter, and sprinkled with ground cinnamon for a flavorful autumn side dish everyone will love. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and completely delicious, try serving this maple roasted delicata squash with chicken, pork, or this year's Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
Servings: 3 people (as a side)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wash your squash under cold running water and dry thoroughly. Lay your squash on its side and use a sharp knife to cut the squash into rounds approximately 3/4-inch thick. If this feels unsafe at all, feel free to cut your squash lengthwise first, scoop out the squash seeds, and then cut into half-moons approximately 3/4-inch thick (as I did in this post).
Once you have your squash rounds sliced, carve out the seeds using a spoon. Save for roasting or discard.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the olive oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, salt, and maple syrup. Add the squash rounds and use a pastry brush to coat the entire surface of the squash. Transfer to your prepared rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer. Drizzle with any remaining maple syrup mixture.
Transfer to the oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the squash is tender, golden brown, and caramelized around the edges.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a clean plate. Drizzle with 1-2 teaspoons of melted butter (optional) and garnish with pepitas, if desired. Enjoy!
- As written, this roasted squash recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. To make this recipe vegan, omit the butter or drizzle with a plant-based butter alternative.
- You may also make this recipe with acorn squash, butternut squash, or kabocha squash. I do recommend peeling the skin of butternut squash first.
Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 2301IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg