Roasting intensifies delicata squash's flavor. Seasoned with rosemary and maple, this recipe's great with pork or turkey.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • 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.


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; protein 2g; carbohydrates 26.2g; dietary fiber 6.7g; fat 7.2g; saturated fat 1g; vitamin a iu 21509.9IU; vitamin c 31.2mg; folate 42mcg; calcium 91.1mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 59.9mg; potassium 599.4mg; sodium 203.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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: 4 stars
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: 5 stars
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
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: 4 stars
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: 2 stars
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: 5 stars
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: 4 stars
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
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: 5 stars
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