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Honey Roasted Delicata Squash With Fresh Cranberries

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The perfect fall side dish has arrived! The combination of roasted delicata squash and cranberries lightly glazed with orange and honey will make your dinner plate sing!

pile of delicata squash crescents with cranberries

       This roasted delicata squash is the perfect fall side dish. It is just a little sweet from the honey and a little tart from fresh or frozen cranberries. Plus there is a hint of citrus to bring it all together. It brings bright gem tones to you dinner plate and loads of flavor too!

delicata squash cut in half and then into crescent shaped slices.

       We got a lovely haul of winter squash the last few weeks of the CSA season. I set them aside to use up the more perishable produce first.

       By the time I got back to the squash, I think it had multiplied. There was a mountain of different varieties waiting for me!

honey, cinnamon and orange zest in bowl ready for squash

     That is a good problem in my world, I love squash. So we’ve been having it every which way.

       I did some in our new air fryer and that was delicious. I hope to share a recipe soon.

      But this mix of delicata, honey and cranberries is perfect too and doesn’t require any equipment you aren’t likely to have.

whole cranberries and slices of squash on baking sheet

      I used some cranberries I froze during last year’s season. You could also use fresh berries.

          If you want to use dried, I’d either throw them in towards the end or soak them in water or orange juice before using them.

roasted squash on plate with chicken tenders and mac and cheese

      My husband and I were both huge fans with how this turned out. I’m definitely making more and maybe I’ll sub in slices of acorn squash next time!

      If you are a fan of this recipe, you may also like date and pecan stuffed acorn squash in the instant pot or parmesan roasted acorn squash in the air fryer.  Both are fabulous ways to turn winter squash into a delicious side dish.

      What are your favorite ways to fix winter squash? We still have a whole pile of acorn, delicata, butternut and spaghetti squash left.

bowl of roasted slices of delicata squash and cranberries.
Yield: 8 Servings

Honey Roasted Delicata Squash With Fresh Cranberries

bowl of roasted slices of delicata squash and cranberries.

This roasted delicata squash is the perfect fall side dish. It is just a little sweet from the honey and a little tart from fresh or frozen cranberries. Plus there is a hint of citrus to bring it all together.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium delicata squash
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 3 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: zest of an orange

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a sheet pan.
  2. Clean squash, cut them in half and remove the seeds. Cut squash into 3/4 inch slices.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together oil, honey, cinnamon, salt, pepper and orange zest if using.
  4. Toss the squash and cranberries in the honey mixture and spread over prepared sheet pan.
  5. Roast for about 35 minutes, stirring half way through.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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The perfect fall side dish has arrived! The combination of roasted delicata squash and cranberries lightly glazed with orange and honey will make your dinner plate sing!

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Kathie Morris

Sunday 24th of November 2019

I'm never made delicata squash before. Is it similar in taste as an acorn squash?

Carlee

Sunday 24th of November 2019

The taste of the acorn squash and delicata squash are similar for sure. The flesh of the delicata is a much paler yellow color and I'd say the flavor is a bit more subtle as well. The taste of delicata squash is reminiscent of a sweet potato almost.

Debbie

Friday 23rd of November 2018

Hi Carlee, who knew squash could be so festive? Love the flavours in this recipe. My favourite way to have squash in mashed with plenty of butter and fresh black pepper. Simple, but I like it.

xx

Carlee

Friday 23rd of November 2018

Squash really is versatile, but like most things it is easy to fall into a routine. Though now I want mashed squash!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Sunday 18th of November 2018

Delicata is one of my most favorite squashes, and you made such a beautiful dish out of it. Stunning presentation!

Carlee

Friday 23rd of November 2018

Thank you! I only started using delicata last year but it is quickly becoming one of my favorites as well!

Kate

Friday 16th of November 2018

I keep hearing amazing things about delicata squash! It needs to find it's way onto my to-make list.

Carlee

Friday 23rd of November 2018

It definitely does!

Andrea Nine

Friday 16th of November 2018

What a beautiful guests would be wowed with this yummy squashness!!! I bet the flavors are incredible! Have the sweetest weekend precious friend!

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