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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash has an amazing soft yet crispy texture with warm maple-cinnamon flavors. This easy, healthy side dish recipe is perfect for sharing and can easily be made any night of the week!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is a healthy side dish #paleo #glutenfree #holiday

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is also known as that guaranteed way I will eat an entire delicata squash in one sitting each and every time.

What can I say? When it comes to vegetables that taste like candy, I just can’t resist.

Let’s back up. 

Have you tried delicata squash? 

Perhaps the most underrated of all the winter squash, delicata squash is very naturally sweet with a creamy texture and a bit of a pumpkin-meets-butternut squash essence to it. 

If I played favorites, delicata could quite possibly be my favorite squash!

When roasted with maple syrup and cinnamon, delicata squash is simply irresistible. Plus, it’s a great source of potassium and fiber, Vitamins B and C and beta-carotene. 

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is a healthy side dish #paleo #glutenfree #holiday

Let’s chat about ingredients!

Ingredients for Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash:

Delicata Squash: The rockstar of this dope show. Delicata squash can be found with the other winter squash varietals in the produce section of your grocery store.

Avocado Oil: Used to protect the squash during the roasting process, avocado oil is a high-temperature cooking oil that doesn’t burn while roasting vegetables. It also keeps the squash nice and flavorful, because: fat 🙂

Pure Maple Syrup: Used to add extra sweetness to this dish, pure maple syrup provides that warm fall flavor and is a less refined sugar. You can increase or decrease the amount you use according to personal taste.

Sea Salt: Enhancing flavor and adding a nice counterbalance to the sweet, be sure you don’t skip the sea salt!

Ground Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon makes the delicata squash extra enticing! It provides warm comforting flavor and makes the whole experience flavorful and rich.

For sprinkling on top: Pomegranate seeds and fresh thyme…entirely optional!

Delicata squash

How to Make Roasted Delicata Squash:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Trim the tip and tail off of the delicata squash, then slice it open lengthwise.

How to make maple cinnamon roasted delicata squash

Use a spoon to scoop out the innards, then cut the squash into ¼ to ½-inch thick slices.

Lay delicata slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with avocado oil and sea salt. Use your hands to toss everything together until it is well-coated in oil.

Maple Roasted Delicata Squash - cut the delicata squash in half

Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip the squash, then roast another 10 to 15 minutes, until golden-brown and cooked through. 

Maple Roasted Delicata Squash - cut the delicata squash in half

Transfer squash to a serving bowl or plate and drizzle with pure maple syrup, sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt. Serve and enjoy!

 

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Maple Roasted Delicata Squash - an easy, healthy side dish recipe that requires only a few ingredients and hardly any time!

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is a flavorful, healthy side dish perfect for dinner any night of the week

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Trim the tip and tail off of the delicata squash, then slice it open lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the innards, then cut the squash into ¼ to ½-inch thick slices. Lay delicata slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with avocado oil and sea salt. Use your hands to toss everything together until it is well-coated in oil. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip the squash, then roast another 10 to 15 minutes, until golden-brown and cooked through.
  3. Transfer squash to a serving bowl or plate and drizzle with pure maple syrup, sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt more sea salt to taste. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 111Total Fat 5gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 7gSugar 5g
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