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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 honey roasted delicata squash and cranberries lightly glazed with cinnamon and orange will make your dinner plate sing!

Bowl of honey roasted delicata squash and cranberries ready to eat.

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!

Bowl of sliced delicata squash and fresh cranberries ready to be tossed in honey and spices.

 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.

Sliced delicata sqush and fresh cranberries on a baking sheet pan.

 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.

Dinner plate with macaroni and cheese, chicken, and roasted delicata squash with burst cranberries and a honey glaze.

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.

Serving bowl filled with roasted delicata squash and cranberries with honey and cinnamon.

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Bowl of honey roasted delicata squash and cranberries ready to eat.

Honey Roasted Delicata Squash With Fresh Cranberries

Carlee
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.
5 from 8 ratings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 114 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 3 medium delicata squash
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 3 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: zest of an orange

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a sheet pan.
  • Clean squash, cut them in half and remove the seeds. Cut squash into 3/4 inch slices.
    3 medium delicata squash
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together oil, honey, cinnamon, salt, pepper and orange zest if using.
    3 Tablespoons cooking oil, 3 Tablespoons honey, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, Optional: zest of an orange
  • Toss the squash and cranberries in the honey mixture and spread over prepared sheet pan.
    1 cup cranberries
  • Roast for about 35 minutes, stirring half way through.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 134mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11g
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Ruth

Monday 7th of November 2022

I have never even heard of this 'Delicata Squash' but I'm going to hunt it down at my locate farmers market. My question is, do you eat the skin or should I peel it first?

Carlee

Monday 7th of November 2022

You can eat the skin. If you can't find it, you can use acorn squash instead.

Sonja Hansen

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

I am exited to try this. We like winter squash a lot, but have never seen the delicate. If I can find one, I will try that on my first go around. Then I will try butternut. We like the gray sweet meats, but didn’t get any this year.

Carlee

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

You could make the recipe with acorn squash or something similar if that is easier to find.

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!