Easy Roasted Delicata Squash

delicata squash
By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

I love delicious and seasonal produce, like this delicata squash. Squash in general is seasonal — zucchini and summer squash seasonal to the summer and winter, acorn, butternut and delicata to the winter.

Squash is fantastic because it has healthy starch but is less starchy than a potato- and it’s also loaded with de-bloating and heart healthy potassium, along with sun-protective beta carotene and digestive healthy fiber. I hadn’t made delicata squash before this recipe, and was happy to find out it’s not only so easy but also tasty and delicious. Try making it and serve with your favorite entrée, or add to your favorite salad. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 delicata squash, cut in half length-wise, seeds scooped out and sliced (as pictured)
  • 1-2 tsp avocado oil
  • Dash salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the delicata squash as above (cut, scoop, slice) and lay the slices out on the baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle avocado oil on top of the squash along with the salt and pepper.
  4. Place the baking sheet into the oven and allow to cook for 20 or so minutes then flip the squash and allow to cook for another 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Servings: 2 servings

  • Nutrition per serving:

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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