Roasted delicata squash

    35 min

    This is a simple recipe for roasting delicata if you are unfamiliar with eating this delicious seasonal squash.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 delicata squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Drizzle olive oil into the bottom of roasting tin or baking dish to coat. Season squash halves with salt and pepper; arrange in baking dish with flesh side down.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until a fork easily pierces through the skin and flesh, about 25 minutes. Flip squash halves and roast 5 minutes more.

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    I work as a professional chef, went to school after years of learning in the field. I only have one change to make to this recipe. It works well and is how I roast most squash with similar flesh, as some one else said that the olive oil smoked. You can raise the Flashpoint of olive oil ( don't use extra virgin for cooking ) add canola oil to regular olive oil and you can avoid the smoke and still benefit from the flavor of olive oil. Hope this helps  -  02 Nov 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It didn't dawn on me that olive oil wouldn't be the best to use for this until I noticed the smoke in the house...olive oil doesn't have a high enough smoke point to tolerate 400 degrees for 30 minutes. A butter/olive oil blend would work better and add to the flavor too. Also, I should've cooked it longer after flipping the squash because I would've like it a little bit more browned. Other than that-simple and excellent. Delicata has a delicious flavor on its own and a simple recipe like this lets that shine through.  -  23 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Simple, just how I like my vegetables. I used butter like suggested by another reviewer. Baked it upright, didn't need to be flipped. Turned out perfect.  -  14 Aug 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)