Roasted delicata squash is a surprisingly flavorful treat! It's super simple, and you can use different spices for even more flavor! No peeling needed. Perfect as an easy, delicious side dish.EASY - Simple recipe with minimal ingredients. Easy to put your own spin on it with different spices and flavor combinations as well.
1tspsea saltYou can use other types of salt, but adjust the amount. Table salt is more salty, so may need to add less
1tspground black pepperUse less if you prefer less spicy
1tspground cinnamonCheck recipe notes for other spice mix options
Drizzle of olive oilOr any other type of cooking oil you prefer
Preheat oven to 400°F / 205°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or foil. I prefer parchment paper or silpat. But I've also used non-stick foil as well. Set aside.
Trim the stem end of the delicata squash.
Slice the delicata squash in half lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds in the middle.
Place the delicata squash on the cutting board, with the cut side down.
Cut slices that are about ¾ inch thick. Make sure the slices are as evenly thick as possible.
Place all the sliced half rings (semicircles) in a large bowl.
Add the salt, pepper, and cinnamon, along with a drizzle of oil.
Toss to coat the delicata squash with the spices and oil.
Place the squash slices on the parchment paper lined tray in one layer.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes on one side. For soft squash rings, with minimal caramelization, 15 minutes should be sufficient. If you want the slices to be caramelized, then cook for 20 minutes.
Take the baking tray out of the oven and quickly flip the slices over. Return the baking tray to the oven and bake further for up to 20 minutes. This will depend on how caramelized you'd like your slices to be.
For soft delicata squash, stop roasting as soon as the slices are fork tender. If you'd like some caramelization, roast them for a little longer.
Remove from the oven, and let the roasted delicata squash slices cool down slightly.