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 in a serving bowl

Roasted delicata squash with cinnamon and maple is easy to make and tastes incredibly delicious. This winter squash recipe comes together easily and requires only four ingredients.

No need to peel the squash, simply remove the seeds and slice the squash into slices. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon and roast in the oven. It’s that easy!

This is one of the best roasted delicata squash recipes because it’s easy to prepare and tastes great. The squash is low in calories yet packs flavor and nutrients.

This recipe is the perfect side dish during the fall and winter months and tastes great with Thanksgiving dinner.

a sheet pan of roasted delicata squash

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Delicata Squash: This squash is available in the summer and fall months, especially the months of September, October and November. 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.
delicata squash on a baking sheet

Cooking Delicata Squash

  1. Prepare the squash. Clean the squash and use a sharp knife to cut both ends off. Slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and then cut each half into 1/4″ pieces.
  2. Toss with other ingredients. Place the squash in a bowl with olive oil, maple syrup and cinnamon. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Roast in the oven. Spread the squash out on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, then flip and roast another 10 to 15 minutes or until the squash pieces are golden brown and tender.

To make savory delicata squash, toss the squash with savory spices, like curry powder, cumin or dried herbs like thyme or rosemary instead of the cinnamon. You can also add freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt, if desired.

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 has a subtly sweet flavor like you find in sweet potato. 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.

Can you roast delicata squash whole?

It’s best to slice the squash in half and scoop out the seeds before roasting. You can roast each half on a baking sheet rather than cutting into slices, if desired.

roasted delicata squash with maple and cinnamon

Other Squash Recipes

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

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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 5 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
Author: Ashley C.
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4 comments on “Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple Cinnamon”

  1. This squash was super delicious! I will be making this recipe every time I am lucky enough to find delicata at our market!

  2. Such a simple yet very delicious recipe. This is a great fall side dish and will be an amazing addition to the holidays as well!

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

  4. 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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