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Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

This is the perfect Autumn (or holiday) side dish. I wanted to try cutting the squash into slivers to roast this time because I heard that delicata squash skin is tasty. I drizzled olive oil, real maple syrup, and cinnamon together and tossed them with the squash slices then laid them out on the baking tray and seasoned them with sea salt, to taste. I roasted them in the oven for about 20 minutes, turning them over a few times, to prevent burning because of the maple syrup.  I loved the smell of this squash while it was roasting in the oven – delightful! My kids and I thought the squash was delicious. My husband isn’t a fan of squash so he thought it was just okay. I loved that it was a quick and simple side dish recipe – perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

How to Make Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the delicata squash in half, scoop out the seeds with a spoon, then slice.  Combine the olive oil (or melted butter) with the maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon; whisk until well combined. Place the squash slices into a bowl and drizzle with the maple syrup mixture; toss to coat evenly. Place onto the baking sheet then season with a bit of sea salt, to taste.

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Place into the oven and bake for 7 minutes, then flip the squash over. Continue to bake for about 10 minutes, then flip the squash over again. Continue baking for a few more minutes, until the squash is fork-tender. Remove from the oven and let them cool a bit before transferring to a serving tray. Serve. Enjoy.

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

 

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Delicata squash cut into slices
  • ½ tbsp olive oil or melted butter
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Cut the delicata squash in half, scoop out the seeds with a spoon, then slice. Combine the olive oil (or melted butter) with the maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon; whisk until well combined. Place the squash slices into a bowl and drizzle with the maple syrup mixture; toss to coat evenly. Place onto the baking sheet then season with a bit of sea salt, to taste.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 7 minutes, then flip the squash over. Continue to bake for about 10 minutes, then flip the squash over again. Continue baking for a few more minutes, until the squash is fork-tender. Remove from the oven and let them cool a bit before transferring to a serving tray. Serve. Enjoy.
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16 Comments

  1. I know this would be really good.. I’ve roasted sweet potatoes before with almost the exact same ingredients and it turned out fabulous!!!

  2. Delicata is definitely one of my favorite squashes…partly because no peeling is necessary while preparing it! And partly because it’s just delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    This was my first try at delicata squash. So tasty! I did add a dash of hot sauce because I like a little kick. Easy to make, goes with alot of mains and makes for a wonderful winter veggie side.