This cinnamon maple delicata squash is a delicious side dish for any fall meal. With sweet and smoky maple syrup and warm cinnamon, you’ll love how they taste!
Are you looking for a delicious new vegetarian side dish for your next fall or winter dinner? Well, look no further!
During the colder months, different varieties of squash fill up the produce section of grocery stores, and become one of my favorite vegetables to cook up!
This cinnamon maple delicata squash is the perfect blend of sweet and savory, with the earthy and sweet squash, smoky maple syrup, and warm cinnamon, roasted in the oven so the flavors concentrate and caramelize; it’s truly a great side dish for any meal.
Trust me, if you’ve never tried delicata squash before, you’ll definitely want to make this one!
Ingredients for cinnamon maple delicata squash
- Delicata squash – These squash are sweet and earthy.
- Maple syrup – Slightly smoky and sweet, maple syrup adds great flavor to our squash.
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon adds warmth and a familiar fall flavor to the squash.
- Olive oil – The fat of choice used here to coat the squash and give great flavor.
- Kosher salt – Proper seasoning is crucial so all the flavors can shine through!
What is delicata squash?
Delicata squash is a small variety of squash that is available during the winter months. It’s full of rich fiber, magnesium, and vitamins B and C.
The skin is thin enough on a delicata squash that it can be eaten, so no need to peel it!
It has a sweet taste, almost similar to butternut squash, and is super easy to prepare.
You simply cut it lengthwise, remove the seeds, and slice it into half-moon shapes.
Sweet and spicy
If you’d like to add a little heat, adding a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flake would be the perfect complement to the sweet and warm flavors we already have going on here.
Make ahead for lunches
Making a big sheet pan of cinnamon maple delicata squash at the beginning of the week, and using them on top of salads for lunches is one of my favorite ways to eat it!
Just prepare squash as directed, let cool completely, and add to airtight containers on top of some mixed greens and veggies.
It gives a luscious savory and sweet bite to any salad!
Storage and leftovers
Any leftover cinnamon maple delicata squash can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
More veggie recipes
- Love cauliflower? Try my Roasted Orange Cauliflower.
- Craving something savory? Try my Pan Roasted Brown Butter Radishes.
- Need something sweet? Try my Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
- Looking for something new? Try my Roasted Carrots with Dill.
- 1 Delicata squash (1 pound), cut into half moons and deseeded
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat liner, set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and toss to evenly combine and coat the squash.
- Add to the prepared baking sheet and spread out so the squash is not touching.
- Bake for 10 minutes, flip the squash, and bake for another 10 minutes or until the squash is fork tender.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
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