Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple Cinnamon

Learn how to cook delicata squash with this easy roasted delicata squash recipe made with maple syrup and cinnamon! This easy recipe requires only four ingredients and 10 minutes of prep to create an easy side dish with a subtle sweet flavor.

roasted delicata squash on a serving dish

Are you unsure about how to cook delicata squash? Do you want to try it but don’t know how to cook it? Roasted delicata squash with cinnamon and maple is easy to make and tastes incredibly delicious. The entire recipe comes together easily and requires only four ingredients.

This is a delicious winter squash that is easy to prepare. The squash is low in calories yet packs flavor and nutrients.

Ingredients You’ll Need

a sheet pan of roasted delicata squash
  • Delicata Squash: This squash is available in the summer and fall months. You can eat the entire squash, including the skin.
  • Maple Syrup: You can omit the maple syrup or use brown sugar instead.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: You can substitute with avocado oil, if needed.
  • Ground Cinnamon: You can omit, if desired, but the cinnamon adds a delicious subtle flavor.
pan with roasted delicata squash

FAQs

Do you eat the skin of Delicata squash?

Yes, there is no need to peel the squash as the skin is edible. All you need to do is chop off the ends, slice the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

What does Delicata squash taste like?

Delicata squash is a subtly sweet squash like you find in sweet potatoes. The flavor has notes of sweetness like a butternut squash with hints of pumpkin. It’s subtle, smooth and delicious.

What is the season for Delicata squash?

It is a winter squash, available from early fall through late spring. It is available at most grocery store and farmers markets.

dish of baked delicata squash

Other Squash Recipes

If you’re looking for a simple way to cook squash then you’re going to love this baked squash recipe. It’s easy and always delicious! Enjoy it as a simple side dish with dinner any day of the week. Add a little variety to your dinner menu and try one of our other favorite squash recipes.

dish of baked delicata squash

Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple and Cinnamon

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Learn how to cook delicata squash with this easy recipe made with maple syrup and cinnamon!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium Delicata squash
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Clean the squash, cut both ends off and slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and then cut each half into 1/4-inch thick slices.
  • Place the squash slices in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon. Toss to coat.
  • Spread squash slices evenly on prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes. Flip and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and tender.

Notes

SUBSTITUTIONS
  • Maple Syrup: You can omit the maple syrup or use brown sugar instead. Use two tablespoons of maple syrup, if desired, to make it sweeter.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: You can substitute with avocado oil, if needed.
  • Ground Cinnamon: You can omit, if desired, but the cinnamon adds a delicious subtle flavor.
STORAGE
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 10mg, Potassium: 804mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 3096IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 74mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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2 comments on “Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple Cinnamon”

  1. I love how caramelized delicata squash gets … and the touch of maple syrup suits this recipe perfectly!

  2. I love how different and delicious this recipe is! I love squash, but I am always looking for new ways to cook it! This is one of my favorite Fall recipes now!

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