Add a pop of color and freshness to your dinner table with our Roasted Delicata Squash! This recipe is perfect to serve with any entree, as it provides solid nutrition and a burst of unexpected flavors. To make this dish stand out even more, roast a double batch to use in our Delicata Squash, Apple and Sorghum Salad.
Delicata squash is considered a winter squash, which means that it is a great produce item to enjoy while in season. It’s also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, vitamin B6, manganese, copper, potassium, vitamin B2, folate, pantothenic acid, and niacin. Scientifically speaking, studies have shown that niacin may help with cardiovascular disease, as it can protect the arteries and prevent hyperlipemia (excess buildup of fat in the arteries) (1). That’s why this roasted squash recipe is so good–not only does it have amazing flavors, but it provides multiple health benefits as well. So go ahead and try it out–we promise that it’s one the whole family will love. Bon apetite!
Roasted Delicata Squash with Apple Slices
- 2 delicata squash, washed, sliced in ½" moon shaped slices
- 3 Pink Lady or Gala apples, sliced
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Maple syrup
- baking sheet with parchment paper
- platter to serve Delicata & apple slices
- Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
- In a small bowl place 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil, maple syrup and cinnamon and mix until well combined.
- Spread 1 teaspoon coconut oil over a parchment lined sheet pan. Place Delicatta squash, and apples on the sheet pan use a basting brush and brush the top of the squash and apples with the coconut, maple syrup and cinnamon mixture and cook for 25 minutes. Turn squash and apple slices halfway using a spatula and lightly brush with oil mixture. Too much oil can make the squash soggy.
- Take the sheet pan out of the oven and serve.
If Delicata squash is unavailable butternut or acorn squash and sweet potatoes could be used.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 170 calories, Saturated fat: 5 grams, Carbohydrates: 35 grams, Sugar: 15 grams, Sodium: 7 milligrams, Fiber: 5 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
(1) Pharmacological effects of niacin on acute hyperlipemia. Current Medical Chemistry