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Easy Roasted Delicata Squash (9 ingredients!)

delicata squash roasted on a pan


This Easy Roasted Delicata Squash is the perfect pairing to any harvest meal! Enjoy a creme fraiche drizzle with the rich savory flavors of delicata squash. No peeling required!

delicata squash with a creme fresh drizzle on a roasting pan

We’ve been busy cooking up delicious Thanksgiving-inspired recipes in the Fit Foodie Kitchen, and we’re so thrilled to be sharing all these comfort-filled recipes with you all — especially this year!

As most of us are limiting the sizes of our get-togethers or opting for a virtual Thanksgiving with loved ones, these recipes were made with that in mind!

You’ll find a oh so delicious Vegan Green Bean Casserole, Sausage Stuffing, and Roasted Ranch Turkey Breast instead of a full bird here on Fit Foodie Finds. And can’t forget this easy delicata squash recipe!

Easy Roasted Delicata Squash

We love love love squash over here (check out some of our fave healthy recipes with squash below!), and delicata squash is no exception!

We know that one of the major barriers to cooking with squash is that most squash varieties require you to peel the skin. Which is why we’re oh so excited to share this delicata squash recipe because:

  • It requires NO peeling — you can eat the skin!
  • The flavor of delicata squash is rich and deliciously sweet.
whole delicata squash ready to be prepared

How to Prepare Roasted Delicata Squash (step by step)

Preheat & Prep Squash

Preheat the oven to 400ºF and grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Then, prepare the delicata squash by rinsing the outside of the delicata squash with water and dry it completely.

Next, slice the delicata in half lengthwise (hot dog style) and scoop out all the seeds and innards from the squash. Slice the delicata squash into 3/4-inch half moon pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet.

Season Squash

In a separate bowl,  whisk the olive oil, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper together until combined. Then, drizzle the olive oil mixture over the squash. Make sure each piece of squash is coated well.

delicata squash cut in half with the seeds ready to be removed
delicata squash seeds being scooped out with a spoon

Time to Roast

Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast delicata squash at 400ºF for 15 minutes. Then, toss and place back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

Prepare Creme Fresh Garlic Sauce

While the delicata squash are roasting mix the creme fraiche, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl and set aside (more pro tips on this below!).

Drizzle & Enjoy!

Remove squash from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Finally, drizzle the garlic sauce and fresh thyme over the squash and ENJOY.

Creme Fraiche Garlic Sauce

If there’s one piece of advice we have for this delicata squash recipe, it’s DON’T SKIP THIS SAUCE. The roasted garlic combined with the creme fraiche flavor, makes for the perfect pairing to this rich and savory delicata squash. Plus, it’s only 5 ingredients (and that includes S&P!):

  1. Creme fraiche (sour cream will work, too!)
  2. Fresh garlic clove
  3. Fresh thyme
  4. Salt
  5. Pepper
roasted delicata squash on a roasting pan
delicata squash roasted on a pan

Easy Roasted Delicata Squash Recipe

This Easy Roasted Delicata Squash is the perfect pairing to any harvest meal! Enjoy a creme fraiche drizzle and the rich savory flavors of delicata squash. No peeling required!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 30 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Fat 13

Carbs 7

Protein 1

Yield 4 servings 1x


Ingredients

  • 2 small delicata squash
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Garlic Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche (or sour cream)
  • 1 garlic clove, made into a paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 12 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the delicata squash by rinsing the outside of the delicata squash with water and dry it completely.
  3. Next, slice the delicata in half lengthwise (hot dog style) and scoop out all the seeds and innards from the squash.
  4. Slice the delicata squash into 3/4-inch half moon pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet.
  5. In a separate bowl,  whisk the olive oil, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper together until combined.
  6. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the squash. Make sure each piece of squash is coated with oil.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake at 400ºF for 15 minutes. Toss and place back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. While the delicata squash are baking mix the creme fresh, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  9. Remove squash from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Finally, drizzle the garlic sauce and fresh thyme over the squash and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Calories: 195
Sugar: 5
Sodium: 370
Fat: 13
Carbohydrates: 7
Fiber: 1
Protein: 1
Cholesterol: 10

Author: Linley HansonCategory: SidesMethod: OvenCuisine: American

Keywords: delicata squash





Source: Fit Foodie Finds, Author: Emily Richter

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