How to Roast Delicata Squash

Expect butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash. Delicata squash, small, striped, and quick to prepare, is TikTok's winter squash trend. Expect to roast delicata squash soon! Read on for the stripy squash recipe 4-1-1.

Yes! The thinner skin of delicata makes them delicate when cooked. You can eat it skin and all like a summer squash because it doesn't peel!


2 delicata squash, halved lengthwise, seeds removed, and cut 1/2-inch 3–5 tablespoons maple syrup 1 inch minced fresh ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground clove 1/4 tsp ground allspice Pinch freshly grated nutmeg Molasses for drizzling To taste, sea salt

Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix ginger, spices, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Want something savory instead of sweet? Use the herby spice mixture from this simple butternut squash dish.

Pour the maple syrup mixture over the squash slices in a large basin. Editor's Tip: Instead of maple syrup, try honey in this delicata squash recipe. The flavor will be different.

Place slices on a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Flip the squash to color and cook all sides evenly. Continue baking for 15-20 minutes to tenderize the squash and caramelize the maple syrup.

Keep an eye on the squash to avoid burning the maple syrup sugars. Depending on your oven and squash thickness, yours may cook faster.

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