Honey-Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash


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.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
12 servings


  • 5 pounds delicata or acorn squash

  • 4 shallots, quartered lengthwise

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt plus a pinch, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup honey

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted

  • ¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

164 Calories
6g Fat
30g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 3-5 squash slices
Calories 164
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Added Sugars 12g 24%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Vitamin A 685IU 14%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 33mcg 8%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 57mg 14%
Potassium 579mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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