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roasted delicata squash on baking tray
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How to Roast Delicata Squash

It's so easy to prep and roast delicata squash for a colorful and delicious side dish or topping for a salad. Roasting enhances its nutty flavor. Enjoy these winter squash in season right now!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy squash, how to roast delicata squash, how to roast squash, roasted winter squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Beth Allingham of www.amealinmind.com


  • 1 delicata squash
  • 1-2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin chipotle or black pepper (more or less to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub the outside of the squash with a brush until very clean. Cut ends off to create two flat edges. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds (a grapefruit spoon helps make this easy).
  • Cut into 1/4- to 1/2-inch slices, keeping the size of the slices consistent. Rub, toss, or spray with olive oil so both sides of each slice are coated with oil. 
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and spread onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Place in preheated oven and roast for 15-20 minutes (the longer time is needed at high altitude). Using tongs, flip each slice over and roast for another 15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Enjoy immediately.


Adapted from this recipe