Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

This is the perfect Autumn (or holiday) side dish. I wanted to try cutting the squash into slivers to roast this time because I heard that delicata squash skin is tasty. I drizzled olive oil, real maple syrup, and cinnamon together and tossed them with the squash slices then laid them out on the baking tray and seasoned with sea salt, to taste. I roasted them in the oven for about 20 minutes, turning them over a few times, to prevent burning because of the maple syrup.  I loved the smell of this squash while it was roasting in the oven – delightful! My kids and I thought the squash was delicious. My husband isn’t a fan of squash so he thought it was just okay. I loved that it was a quick and simple side dish recipe – perfect for the upcoming holidays.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the delicata squash in half, scoop out the seeds with a spoon, then slice.  Combine the olive oil (or melted butter) with the maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon; whisk until well combined. Place the squash slices into a bowl and drizzle with the maple syrup mixture; toss to coat evenly. Place onto the baking sheet then season with a bit of sea salt, to taste.

Place into the oven and bake for 7 minutes, then flip the squash over. Continue to bake for about 10 minutes, then flip the squash over again. Continue baking for a few more minutes, until the squash is fork tender. Remove from the oven and let them cool a bit before transferring to a serving tray. Serve. Enjoy.

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Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

2 Delicata squash, cut into slices
1/2 tbsp olive oil or melted butter
2 tbsp real maple syrup
Dash of cinnamon
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Cut the delicata squash in half, scoop out the seeds with a spoon, then slice. Combine the olive oil (or melted butter) with the maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon; whisk until well combined. Place the squash slices into a bowl and drizzle with the maple syrup mixture; toss to coat evenly. Place onto the baking sheet then season with a bit of sea salt, to taste.

Place into the oven and bake for 7 minutes, then flip the squash over. Continue to bake for about 10 minutes, then flip the squash over again. Continue baking for a few more minutes, until the squash is fork tender. Remove from the oven and let them cool a bit before transferring to a serving tray. Serve. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking