Roasting intensifies delicata squash's flavor. Seasoned with rosemary and maple, this recipe's great with pork or turkey. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • Cut squash in half lengthwise, then crosswise; scoop out the seeds. Cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Toss with onion, 1 tablespoon oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.

  • Roast, stirring once or twice, until tender and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes.

  • Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, rosemary, syrup and mustard in a small bowl. Toss the vegetables with the dressing.

Tips

Easy cleanup: To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you bake.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; 7.2 g total fat; 204 mg sodium. 26.2 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
Because this was my first time trying delicata squash, I cut the recipe in half. The dressing I did put just over the meager amounts because it didn't seem like it would be enough. Glad I did. It barely cover the squash and onions. I loved it. My son that doesn't care for hard squash didn't hate it quite as much as usual, but my husband chose to not try it even though he thought it smelled pretty good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2018
Great! I only had 1 delicata... and I followed recipe as described(using an entire red onion with just 1 squash) which didn't matter a bit. Also I think I got carried away with my fresh rosemary but it was delicious...I will use this recipe again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2018
I followed the recipe. It is delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2017
First time trying delicata squash. Loved finding out the skin is edible! I made the recipe in half and decided to used honey instead of syrup and baked at 400 degrees for 40. I also tossed the dressing on the squash at the beginning and roasted it all together. Can t stop thinking about how delicious this recipe is. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2017
Just made this for the first time just ate my first portion. It was great! I did subsititute dried for fresh rosemary because well I didn't have any - but this recipe was extremely easy and extremely tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2015
Tasty no fuss recipe for delicata squash I was looking for other ways to cook up some delicata squash that I had on hand when I came across this recipe. It makes a perfect side. It uses readily available ingredients and requires little prep time. I used about a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar instead of mustard because I was out of mustard so will try it next time with the Dijon as called for. This seems to be a versatile recipe I can see trying it with different herbs and spices. A curry might go well to complement an Indian meal. This is a new go-to recipe in our house! Pros: Quick and easy taste good healthy family friendly Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2015
After sampling delicata squash while on vacation I was looking forward to preparing it at home. I was able to locate the squash at Sprouts and prepared it using this recipe. WOW!!!! It was fabulous. The flavor and texture of the squash is smooth and creamy which complements the caramelized onions and the maple syrup knocked it out to the park. Looking forward to making this again. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2015
Awesome After sampling delicata squash while on vacation I was looking forward to preparing it at home. I was able to locate the squash at Sprouts and prepared it using this recipe. WOW!!!! It was fabulous. The flavor and texture of the squash is smooth and creamy which complements the caramelized onions and the maple syrup knocked it out to the park. Looking forward to making this again. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2014
Yum! Love this. Never had a delicata before and was surprised and impressed that the skin was edible. Makes prep a whole lot easier. One night hubby was making his famous stir fried rice for dinner and I prepared this using five spice powder and a few sesame seeds instead of the Rosemary and maple (used the mustard) Pros: easy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2013
Seasoning (particularly mustard) overwhelmed the delicate Delicata. If I were to try this again I'd lower the temperature to 375- - 400- cut the onion a bit thicker and perhaps substitute lemon juice & zest for the mustard. Pros: Relatively quick and easy Cons: Heat too high mustard too strong a taste. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2012
Good with the squash seeds in it! We put some of the seeds in with all the ingredients including broccoli orange pepper and ground turkey and it turned out great! Pros: Smell and texture. Cons: Nothing. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2012
Smelled great when cooking Liked it as made but next time will use 1 1/2 onions. They cooked up nice and sweet too. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2012
Just made this and really liked it! Even my husband who's not a squash person thought it was pretty good! Will make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2012
Fantastic Lovely dish that is easy to prepare and very tasty. Make sure you use delicata so that the skins are not tough. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
Delicious and easy and not too sweet. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/03/2012
Skin was too tough to eat I bought Delicata Squash at Albertsons and made this recipe for New Years Day dinner. The squash looked like a small pumpkin and was hard to cut up. Although the squash was tasty the skin was completely inedible very tough. I would recommend removing the skin in the future. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2011
Great tasting squash recipe This is an easy to make great tasting recipe. The combination of mustard and maple syrup in small quantities makes the flavors subtle. I cook the onion on the stove first and then add to the squash midway in the roasting process so that the onions are truly cooked (I don't like raw onion). Pros: The squash is called delicata because its skin is thin enough not to need peeling - another great advantage this recipe Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2011
Delicious and Easy! This squash recipe was so good! I am not a big fan of red onions but they nicely caramelized and were sweet. Even my husband who does not typically like squash had seconds. I don't make squash very often simply because it takes so long but this was easy - just cut it add oil and seasonings and let bake while making the rest of dinner. Couldn't be easier! This is a keeper. Oh and I used butternut squash since my local store didn't have any delicata. Cons: None! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
slightly spicy slightly sweet I'm always looking for squash recipes which don't include brown sugar and cinnamon. The Dijon added a nice spiciness to the dish and the maple: a little sweet (but not too sweet). I accidentally added too much salt but if you aren't as clumsy as I the suggested amount is a good suggestion. It was easy simple and very flavorful--highly recommended. Pros: easy Read More