How to Make Roasted Delicata Squash


Look out butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash. There’s a breakout winter squash on TikTok, and it’s small, striped and easy to prep: delicata squash. If you haven’t made roasted delicata squash yet, that’s about to change! Keep reading as we give you the 4-1-1 on this stripy squash recipe.


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This recipe makes 4 servings.


  • 2 delicata squash, halved lengthwise, seeds removed and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3-5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Molasses, for drizzling
  • Sea salt, to taste


Step 1: Prepare the spices

Mix Sauce For Roasted Delicata Squash Lauren Habermehl For Toh

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a small bowl, combine the ginger, spices and maple syrup.

Editor’s Tip: Looking for something savory rather than sweet? Use the herby spice mixture from this Hasselback Butternut Squash recipe instead.

Step 2: Season the squash

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Add the prepared squash slices to a large bowl and drizzle them with the maple syrup mixture.

Editor’s Tip: While the flavor will be different, you could experiment with using honey as the main sweetener in this delicata squash recipe instead of maple syrup.

Step 3: Roast the squash

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Arrange the slices on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Turn and flip the squash to ensure all sides of the squash get some color and cook evenly. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the squash pieces are tender and the maple syrup is caramelized.

Editor’s Tip: Keep a close eye on the squash to ensure the sugars in the maple syrup do not burn. Yours may require less time, depending on your oven and how thick you’ve sliced the squash.

Step 4: Serve

Styled 2 Roasted Delicata Squash Lauren Habermehl For Toh

Remove the roasted delicata squash from the oven and transfer to a plate for serving. Drizzle with molasses, sprinkle with sea salt and serve warm. Enjoy!

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