Roasted Delicata Squash

Well, I suppose it is getting about that time of year again, because my grocery store is starting to fill the produce aisles with all of those strange pumpkin/squash things!  So this time I picked up a couple of delicata squash!  They are kind of like butternut squash taste-wise; however, the skins are edible.  With that said, I found the skins a little bitter, so I just scooped the meaty part out as I was eating it. Also, this is a rich side dish, so enjoy sparingly with a good piece of ham and some greens!


2 small-medium delicata squash
2T organic, unsalted butter
1T maple syrup
Sea salt
Vietnamese cinnamon, for garnish

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small pot on low heat, warm butter and maple syrup until melted and blended.

Cut ends off of your squash. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and set them aside for roasting later (optional!). Cut in chunks.

In a large bowl, pour butter/syrup mixture over the cut squash. Mix until coated.  Sprinkle with sea salt.

Skin-side down, place squash in a large baking dish. Cook for 45 minutes until tender.

Sprinkle with a little bit of cinnamon for taste.


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  1. Simply Living Healthy says:

    Delicata Sqaush is my favorite…made some just this weekend. I was surprised to find it at my local natural market this early so I couldn't resist! I actually haven't ever found the skin bitter…I cut in half moon shapes, toss it in coconut oil and celtic sea salt and roast it in a single layer on 400 for about 30 minutes (I flip them once)…I call them squash fries since they get nice and toasty when roasted…LOVE IT!

    • cavegirlcuisine says:

      That's great! Have you ever roasted the seeds? I set them aside and am going to do this soon…maybe to use on salads or even try some sort of pesto…

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