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Tangy cider vinegar, sweet honey, crunchy pine nuts and fresh mint come together to make an amazing glaze in this healthy roasted winter squash recipe. If you use delicata, the whole squash--including the gorgeous skin--is edible.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 400 degrees F.

  • Halve squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices. Toss the squash slices and shallots with oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl. Divide between 2 large rimmed baking sheets.

  • Roast, turning each piece over and rotating the pans top to bottom halfway through, until the squash is tender and caramelized in spots, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer the squash and shallots to a serving platter.

  • A few minutes before serving, combine honey, vinegar and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a lively simmer and cook, watching closely toward the end, until reduced to about 1/2 cup, 5 to 8 minutes. Immediately drizzle the syrup over the squash. Serve topped with pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and mint.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 3 and let stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours; just before serving, reheat, if desired, then finish with Step 4.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

3-5 squash slices
164 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 29.6g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 16g; fat 5.7g; saturated fat 0.7g; vitamin a iu 684.6IU; vitamin c 17.4mg; folate 32.7mcg; calcium 56.6mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 57.3mg; potassium 578.5mg; sodium 116mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 12g.

1 starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat