Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon and Sage (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This roasted delicata squash is the sweetest side dish full of fall flavors. The skin of this delicious squash is edible, so no peeling required!

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When I think of fall flavors, winter squashes, cinnamon, and sage instantly come to mind. This roasted delicata squash recipe combines all three together!

Have you ever cooked delicata squash? I first discovered it a few years ago, and I absolutely love it. Delicata squash is a winter squash that has a cylindrical shape. As the name suggests, the skin is delicate, so it is actually edible! It’s much quicker to prepare than other winter squashes with hardier skins.

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How to cook delicata squash

My favorite way to cook winter squashes is roasting them in the oven. Here’s how I roast delicata squash:

  • Wash and scrub delicata squash very well, as you will be eating the skin.
  • Slice squash in half lengthwise.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Discard or save and roast them.
  • Slice each squash half into 1/4th inch thick half moons.
  • Drizzle with avocado oil and seasonings, and place in the oven on a baking sheet.
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Different ways to serve roasted delicata squash

  • Serve it as a side with Thanksgiving dinner
  • Add it to a salad with other roasted fall vegetables and balsamic dressing
  • Use it in your favorite Buddha bowl recipe
  • Top avocado toast with slices of delicata squash
  • Serve slices of squash with a yummy dip like hummus for a satisfying snack
  • Add it to a breakfast bowl with yogurt and granola
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What ingredients are in this recipe?

You need just seven ingredients to make this roasted delicata squash. You likely have all the spices in your pantry already! I call for using avocado oil instead of olive oil because it has a higher smoke point, and we roast the squash at 410 degrees F.

  • Delicata squash
  • Sage
  • Avocado oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon and Sage (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 56 1x
  • Category: side dish

Description

This roasted delicata squash is the sweetest side dish full of fall flavors. The skin of this delicious squash is edible, so no peeling required!


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Ingredients

  • 2 delicata squashes, cut into half moons
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash and scrub delicata squash. Slice squash in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out and discard seeds. Slice into 1/4th inch thick half moons.
  3. Toss delicata slices in avocado oil with spices, salt, pepper, and sage.
  4. Spread in an even layer on baking sheet.
  5. Roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping squash pieces halfway through roasting.
  6. Squash is done when the flesh is beginning to brown and caramelize, and is fork tender.


Notes

  • Tastes great warm or cold.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Keywords: roasted delicata squash, vegan, gluten free

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