A simple fall or winter side dish, this roasted delicata squash can easily feed a crowd for a warming cold-weather meal.
Not sure how to cook delicata squash? I’ve got you covered. This roasted delicata squash recipe is easy to make and allows to showcase all of the flavors of the squash itself. This recipe calls for the addition of crumbled goat cheese and a bit of parsley, however, you can certainly serve this roasted squash as is and still enjoy its delicious taste.
Roasting is just one of the many ways you can cook winter squash, it just happens to be my favorite way to cook delicata squash. With its pale yellow exterior and long length, this delicata squash more closely resembles its summer cousins. It is one of the smallest winter squash, and rather easy to cut and cook; with its very thin and tender skin, it is easily edible, so there is no need to peel it before or after roasting. However, if you are not a fan of the skin, it is easiest to remove the skin once cooked as its ribbed exterior can make it hard to peel. When picking your delicata squash, look for one with a dry hard surface and no bruises or bumps. Squash can be cooked as soon as they are harvested, or stored in a cool dry place for up to six months.
This roasted delicata squash recipe is a great addition to any dinner or toss it into a salad for an extra filling meal and a hearty fall touch.
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Roasted Delicata Squash
The addition of goat cheese and coriander give it a nice finishing touch, but the roasted squash is still lovely on its own.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Sides
- Method: Roasted
- Cuisine: American
- 1 delicata squash
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- Optional: Coriander and fresh goat cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Chop the squash length-wise, remove the seeds and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
- Place the sliced squash in a roasting pan or a baking sheet and toss in oil and salt.
- Transfer to the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until soft and slightly golden.
- To serve, top with chopped coriander and crumbled goat cheese.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 120 calories
- Sugar: 6 grams
- Fat: 7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 18 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Protein: 2 grams