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4 Ingredient Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash

Cooking delicata squash has never been easier with my 4 Ingredient Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

I’m still on vacation in the Florida Keys (are you following the fun on Instagram???!! Because you should be!,) but before I left and really for most of the fall/winter I’ve been all about finding new to me varieties of squash to try.  Sure I love butternut squash and spaghetti squash as much as anyone, but it seems like there all sorts of different and fun varieties these days.  I decided to expand my horizons.  I figured it was truly my foodie and healthy living blogger responsibility… ya know?

One of my absolute favorite finds has been the delicata squash.  It’s soft, buttery and so naturally sweet.  It rocked my little world.

Luckily cooking delicata is really simple and faster than many varieties of squash.  My favorite way is my 4 Ingredient Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

This is what delicata squash looks like.  If you don’t see it at your store, ask your produce manager and they might be able to start getting some in for you.  I seem to have more luck finding it at some of the higher end, healthier grocery stores.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

Now unlike butternut squash or spaghetti squash, the skin of a delicata squash is pretty soft.  You can easily slip a sharp knife through it without the struggle and fear of losing fingers.  No need to peel them either, the skin is entirely edible.

To cut it for this recipe you just slice off the two ends and then cut the delicata squash length wise.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

Next you scoop out the seeds like a pumpkin and cut it into quarter inch slices.  Easy- peasy!

Now you are ready for cooking delicata squash.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

For my 4 Ingredient Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash I simply toss the magical slices of squash-y goodness in olive oil, rosemary and a little maple syrup.  You don’t need much because the squash is already sweet, but I do love the flavor it gives it.  It also allows the squash to get those yummy brown roasted corners.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

For cooking delicta squash you just pop it in the oven like any other roasted veggie.  To get both sides a  bit golden, flip the slices once during the cooking time.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

The skin turns soft and the texture of the squash flesh and skin together is so lovely.  It’s eyes roll back into your head good.  The sweet and savory combination with the rosemary is what foodie dreams are made of.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

Cooking delicata squash is so easy and this is a new veggie you must try!

I found it is best eaten right out of the oven and disappears really quickly.  The little bites are kind of addictive.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

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Expand your squash horizon like I did, you’ll be glad you did!

 

5 from 2 votes
4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt
Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
21 mins
 
Simple and amazing 4 Ingredient Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash!
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 1 delicata squash halved, seeded and cut in 1/2 inch thich half moons
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary or 1/ teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray a foil lined baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Toss the squash in the olive oil, rosemary, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
  3. Lay flat on the baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 10 minutes. Pull out and flip.
  5. Finish for another 6-8 minutes or until tender.
Recipe Notes

My delicata squash produced about 2 1/2 cups of cut rings. If yours is much larger or smaller, adjust the proportions of the other ingredients.

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Like it? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.

4 Ingredient Recipe for Cooking Delicata Squash - Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash / Running in a Skirt

4 Ingredient Maple Rosemary Delicata Squash (includes detailed how to cut instructions)Click to Tweet

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing inflammation fighting foods and easy recipes to add them to your diet.  Food really can be medicine.

Your turn!

What’s your favorite type of squash?

Have you had delicata squash?

By | 2019-03-28T16:10:03-04:00 January 17th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Food, Side Dishes, Snacks & Appetizers|27 Comments

27 Comments

  1. Agness of Run Agness Run April 9, 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

    This is a yummy recipe, Julie! Thanks for giving me a great lunch idea!

  2. Miz Helen January 24, 2017 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love the flavors for this delicious squash, we will really enjoy this recipe. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing you awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Sarah January 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I can’t remember the last time I had delicata squash, it isn’t one we normally have and I love squash. I’ll have to give this a try I love all the flavors you have going on. Happy Meatless Monday, thank you for linking up with us.

  4. Barrie January 23, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    yum- i love that you can keep the skin on – and that it is easy to cut! I almost lost a digit with my spaghetti squash the other day!

  5. Celia @ Chicago Jogger January 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    This is where I admit I’ve only made delicata squash once, despite the fact that I LOVE squash! Your version looks so good.

  6. Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen January 20, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! Quick + simple + tasty! The perfect combination!

  7. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition January 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Such an easy recipe but it looks sooo good! I love anything roasted this time of year.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us for Healthy Vegan Fridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!

  8. kimmythevegan January 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Oh my – delicious! Only you could make a 4-ingredient dish look that good my dear =)

  9. Kristy from Southern In Law January 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Oooh, this looks SO good, girl! Delicata squash is one of my faves – though I’d totally have to restrain myself from eating it all 😛

  10. Farrah January 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    This looks absolutely amazing! <3 Love that it only takes 4 ingredients to make! *-*

  11. Courtney January 17, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    What an amazing combination of flavors! I always love a good squash recipe. Hope you’re having a great time on vacation! 🙂

  12. Delicata is one of my faves too they don’t always have it at our store. Now I want it of course

  13. Blane Sherer January 17, 2017 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I often eat squash. This is new to me.
    Interesting.

  14. Emily January 17, 2017 at 10:18 am - Reply

    I’ve never had delicata squash; that’s so AWESOME that it has really soft skin. 🙂

  15. [email protected] January 17, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

    I have had both spaghetti squash and butternut but never this kind. Will have to give it a try.

  16. heather @Lunging Through Life January 17, 2017 at 7:05 am - Reply

    I’ve never seen this in the store before but now I’m going to have to keep an eye out for it!

  17. Susie @ Suzlyfe January 17, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    So glad that you got involved with delicata squash! It is likely my favorite–I seriously can’t be trusted around it! And maple and rosemary are a perfect team with it!

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