Roasted Delicata Squash

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Roasted Delicata Squash is a delicious winter squash that is easy to prepare and perfect for almost any meal!

Making baked squash is so much more flavorful than boiling or steaming and leftovers are great in salads or soups.

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What is Delicata Squash?

Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash. It has a long cylinder shape with delicate skin.

We love it because the thin skin makes it easy to cut and prepare and it has a rich squash flavor.

Ingredients for Baked Squash

This squash is very flavorful so we’ve kept the seasonings simple but have also included some delicious variations below.

DELICATA SQUASH: This recipe calls for Delicata Squash but is an easy way to roast any type of winter squash. Try butternut squash, acorn squash, or even pumpkin (cook time may vary slightly).

SEASONING: Keep it simple with garlic and sage or change things up with an Italian seasoning blend or fresh basil and oregano straight from the garden!

If you prefer a sweeter squash, add brown sugar and a bit of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

OIL: Olive oil is the perfect pair for this recipe. You can swap it out for vegetable oil or canola oil.

PRO TIP: Scoop out & roast the seeds the same way pumpkin seeds are roasted for a yummy snack!

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How to Cut Delicata Squash

This recipe calls for sliced squash but Delicata is also great for cubing or mashing! The thin skin makes it easy to cut.

  • Slice the squash in half, lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon.
  • Slice into ½” slices.

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How to Roast Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash is a healthy and delicious side dish that is ready in 3 simple steps!

  1. PREP: Slice the squash into ½” slices (per the recipe below).
  2. SEASON: Toss with oil and seasonings.
  3. BAKE: Roast until easily pierced with a fork.

Serve alongside oven-roasted chicken and a slice of homemade focaccia bread! Or toss in your favorite soup for a nutritious addition!

cooked Roasted Delicata Squash on a baking sheet


COUNTER: Uncooked whole delicata squash will last up to 4 weeks on the counter.

FRIDGE: Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container.

FREEZER: This squash will last 3-4 months in the freezer.

STORING TIP: Since Delicata Squash will soften once defrosted, it’s great to use for soups, purees, or to add to mac and cheese after being frozen!

More Squash Recipes We Love

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Roasted Delicata Squash

Roasted Delicata Squash is naturally sweet in flavor & seasoned with savory spices, then roasted until soft!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Servings 4

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise and use a large spoon to scrape out any seeds.

  • Cut into ½” slices and toss with remaining ingredients.

  • Place squash on the prepared pan and roast 15 minutes. Flip squash over and roast an additional 10-15 minutes.

Leftover squash can be kept in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. 
Reheat under the broiler until heated through and crispy. 

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Calories: 217 | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 1590mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 6193IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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