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Roasted delicata squash slices on a tan plate

The Best Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe

  • Author: Gitta
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasting/Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Roasted delicata squash is a quick and tasty side dish to prepare in the fall.  The squash is slightly sweet and pairs well with chicken, beef, or pork.  You can also eat them as a snack.  The best part is that they don't need to be peeled and they are easy to cut.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 Delicata squash (should weigh about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Line a sheet pan with foil or spray with cooking spray.
  3. Wash the squash with a vegetable brush under cool running water.
  4. Cut the squash in half width-wise and then cut the halves lengthwise.  
  5. Scoop out the seeds with a metal spoon or, if you have one, a grapefruit spoon.
  6. Slice the squash into 1/2 inch slices.  They will look like half-moons.
  7. Place the squash in a bowl or on the sheet pan. Dizzle it with olive oil and season the squash with salt.  Toss well.
  8. Distribute the slices on the sheet pan, making sure to leave at least 1/2 inch space between the pieces.
  9. Place sheet pan in the oven and roast for 8-10 minutes.  Using tongs, flip the slices over and roast another 5-8 minutes until the pieces are lightly browned (caramelized) and are easily pierced with a sharp knife.
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.  
  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Notes

1.  Be sure not to crowd the squash slices on the pan, or they will steam instead of roasting.

Keywords: delicata squash, roasted vegetable, fall vegetable, festive meal, thanksgiving