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 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.
You can learn everything you need to know about delicata in my post on How to Roast Delicata Squash.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Transfer squash to a serving bowl or plate and drizzle with pure maple syrup, sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt. Serve and enjoy!
More Easy Healthy Side Dishes:
- Roasted Kabocha Squash with Maple Cinnamon Tahini
- Apple Cider Glazed Roasted Carrots with Rosemary
- Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
- Garlic Roasted Potatoes
- Maple Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Mediterranean Scalloped Potatoes
Delicata forever and ever!
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Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash
Maple Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash is a flavorful, healthy side dish perfect for dinner any night of the week
- 1 large delicata squash
- 1 1/2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp sea salt, to taste
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- 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.
- 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 InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 111Total Fat 5gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 7gSugar 5g
Sunday 2nd of January 2022
On the same note.. What if the skin seems hard? It seems after harvest the skin on Delicata is not as thick/hard; now, later in the season after the squash has been in storage will the skin be just as edible? Thank you :)
Sunday 2nd of January 2022
The skin will always be edible, but it's more a matter of whether or not it looks appealing to you. The way I see it, if it seems off-putting to eat it, don't eat it ;) xoxo
Monday 23rd of November 2020
You must remove the skins, whats wrong with you
Friday 27th of November 2020
You definitely do not need to remove the skin on delicata squash in order to roast it. In fact, the skin of all winter squash is edible.
Tuesday 24th of November 2020
The skin of the Delicata squash is edible.