Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon Maple Butter

Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon Maple Butter

I love Delicata Squash for its cute scalloped edges and its vibrant orange color, but I especially love it for its buttery texture and sweet, nutty flavor. Delicata squash are smaller than other varieties such as spaghetti squash or your traditional pumpkin, and subsequently a recipe will require two or three of them in order to replace one larger-sized option. But, compared to its larger relatives, Delicata is a breeze to slice and is an excellent choice for roasting because it cooks up tender yet holds its shape nicely. It’s a great addition to fall salads, but one of my favorite ways to serve it is this Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon Maple Butter. It makes for a healthy addition to any Thanksgiving spread and the kids are sure to devour it! 

Watch Me Make My Roasted Delicata Squash With Cinnamon Maple Butter

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How To Make My Roasted Delicata Squash With Cinnamon Maple Butter

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet and prepare your squash: Using a heavy chef’s knife, cut each squash into one inch wide rings. Scoop out the seeds and strings and place on the baking sheet.

Step 2. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt to the melted butter and whisk to combine.

Step 3. Toss Squash with the maple cinnamon butter and salt.

Step 4. Place the squash in the oven and bake until tender, about 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through. 

Step 5. Sprinkle with flaky salt on top before serving and serve it hot.

Step 6. Enjoy!

What Else Can I Use?

  • A Butternut Squash is a great alternative to Delicata
  • Substitute maple syrup for honey or brown sugar
  • If cinnamon is not your style, experiment with allspice or nutmeg
  • Don’t worry about peeling the squash, you can eat the Delicata skin!

This Roasted Delicata Squash With Cinnamon Maple Butter is special because:

It is fast, easy and delicious!

It’s the perfect vegetarian, gluten free and refined sugar free addition to any holiday spread

Delicata squash is much easier to slice than other larger varieties

The oven does all the work and the kids will love how sweet and tender it is!

More Squash Season Recipes:

Fall Roasted Vegetable Salad

Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Hasselback Butternut Squash with Maple Sage Butter, Red Chile and Pumpkin Seeds (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Squash Pasta with Sage Lemon Butter

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Kathleen Ashmore holding a platter of her cinnamon maple butter delicata squash

Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon Maple Butter (Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

The perfect addition to your thanksgiving spread, and a great way to get your kids to try squash!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 medium delicata squash
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Flaky sea salt for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a heavy chef’s knife, carefully cut each squash into one inch wide rings.  Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and strings.  Place onto the baking sheet.
  • Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt to the melted butter and whisk to combine.
  • Toss with the maple cinnamon butter and salt.
  • Place the squash in the oven and bake until tender, about 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through. The squash should be lightly browned and just tender, don’t overcook or it will become mushy (we don’t want that!)
  • Sprinkle with flaky salt on top before serving and then serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 399mgPotassium: 819mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 3388IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cinnamon, Holiday, squash, thanksgiving
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