Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

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These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

Roasting Delicata brings out the flavor which makes a great Fall side dish with just about everything from chicken, to roasts and chops. You may also like Parmesan Crusted Delicata Squash, Chicken Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Delicata Squash and Roasted Squash Medley.

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.

I’ve been picking them up from Trader Joe’s but also see them in my supermarket. They have a shorter season than butternut so enjoy them before it’s too late! You can season them any way you wish, but I love any excuse to get more turmeric in my diet because of it’s health benefits and the flavor is wonderful.

You can find some easy tips here for cutting and peeling winter squash.

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.
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Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

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126 Cals 2 Protein 21 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 delicata squash, about 14 oz each, washed and dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly spray 2 large nonstick baking sheets with oil.
  • Slice the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Slice the seeded halves into 1/4-inch thick slices (half circles) and place them in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle the olive oil, salt, turmeric, garlic powder and black pepper, tossing toss well to coat. Lay flat on the prepared baking sheets and bake in the center of the oven until golden brown, about 10 to 14 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and top with fresh cilantro and eat right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup (1/2 squash), Calories: 126kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 0.7g, Sodium: 219mg, Fiber: 6g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 4
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These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare.

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36 comments

  1. Fantastic. I love this recipe and delicata squash.

  2. This was delicious! Even my non-veggie eater enjoyed it. Definitely NO leftovers.

  3. Made this tonight and it was SO good! Thank you so much!

  4. This recipe was easy to make and delicious to eat. Will definitely be making this frequently.  

  5. I made this last night and me and the bf gobbled it right up! Super easy and delish, I really enjoyed the addition of fresh cilantro with it. I paired it with a lentil quinoa salad with cranberry and pepitas. It made a wonderful light dinner!

  6. Made this tonight. Had never had Delicata Squash before but saw others commenting on it on the Facebook feed. It was fantastic! So tasty. Thanks for the great addition to my recipes!

  7. Made this in 2 batches in my toaster oven last night (oven is broke). This is phenomenal!!!!!!!!!

  8. Can’t wait to throw this in the oven tonight!!

  9. A Double Gina! Tonight I did this recipe with the toasted sesame seed chicken tenders, all in the oven at the same time and temp, PERFECT supper!

  10. Just made this recipe. Results? DElicious!! I was afraid to eat the skin but I tried it and what do you know, you really can eat the skin.  My husband loved this too.  It’s our new favorite squash.

  11. Have made these numerous times now – LOVE them.  My sister thought her version of plain salt+pepper was better, so I tried that.  Wrong.  These are better than eating french fries.  Mmmmm.  

  12. I don’t understand why this is not low-carb?
    1/2 cup of delicata squash has less than 5 carbs, plus negligible amounts in the turmeric and garlic powder. should make this a very-low carb dish per serving?

    I added everything up and divided by four servings and I got 68 calories and 5.3 grams of carbs per serving.
    Am I missing something?

  13. Thanks for easy, excellent and YUMMY recipe!

  14. Delicious, thank you.. Can I keep it for tomorrow? did any one try to eat it cold in salad? did anyone try to warm it up the next day?

  15. This was so delicious.  Always looking for new veggies to try.  Even the not loving vegetables that much husband had a second helping!

  16. I made this and it was amazing! I also roasted some french green beans with it and served it with some smoky flavored sausage. Yum!

  17. Hi Gina! I made this yesterday for family along with your Crockpot Balsamic Pork Roast, and the Cauliflower/Kale Mash. SPECTACULAR! This squash was so easy to make. I notice the recipe says 10-14 minutes each side, but mine was pretty much done after the first 12-14 minutes. I did flip it and roasted for another five minutes maybe. PERFECT! Thanks so much. Loved it.

  18. I used Safflower Oil instead of EVOO. Sometimes I find the EVOO flavor overtakes the produce. Safflower Oil really doesn’t have any taste!

  19. This simple recipe for roasted squash was a huge hit! It was my first time trying Delicata squash (and I rarely ever use Turmeric), but I will definitely be making this recipe again.

  20. Thank you for all the work you do to bring us all these WONDERFUL recipes….it is appreciate.

  21. Omg! My mom and I made this tonight after hitting the farmers market. AMAZING!!!! Already planning on making again later this week!!!

  22. Is Sweet Dumpling the same squash?

  23. I picked up delicata squash a few days ago and I just tried this recipe and it’s delicious! This is my first time eating delicata  squash and I’ll definitely be buying it often. I’m looking forward to trying your stuffed delicata squash next. 

  24. This looks amazing! I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe asap!

  25. Question. Do you peel it first? And if no the do you eat the peeling?

  26. Can the skin of the squash be eaten?

  27. I made the delicata stuffed with sausage, and it was delicious. I wasn’t aware that the skin was edible. I’ll have to try this recipe tonight. ????

  28. crazy, gina.
    i have a delicata squash from Trader Joe’s sitting on my kitchen counter ready for tonight’s dinner and up pops your recipe.
    40 pounds down since January, thanks to you!

  29. I have a delicata squash in my pantry right now that I was going to cook for dinner but wasn’t sure what to do. Now I have an idea!