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Recipe for Delicata Squash with Fresh Rosemary

Recipe for Delicata Squash – Let me take a moment to admit that before I made this savory and satisfying recipe for Delicata Squash, I had never used this type of squash before. Not one time. The reason this recipe for delicata squash is here now is because at least once every other week, I casually walk by the local farmer’s produce and grab everything I don’t recognize.

Then, I come home and pair the seasonal vegetable with herbs from my garden and either roast or saute. Next, I make the recipe over and over again. Get my entire family to weigh it on it. Then, BOOM! I add it here for all to enjoy.

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How to Make this Recipe for Delicata Squash

Making this recipe for delicata squash is so easy and delicious. You will love the kitchen filled with savory rosemary roasting with the sea salt and olive oil. It only takes about 30 minutes to roast. Just be sure to flip it about 18-20 minutes in so both sides are golden.

The quickest way to ensure all of the delicata squash are evenly coated, is by using a large mixing bowl. I love using this large mixing bowl because it has a spout and makes it so easy to pour out whatever I am mixing up. Plus, it’s so easy to clean.

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Health Benefits of Delicata Squash

There is an incredible amount of health benefits and nutrients in squash and this applies to delicata squash too. Once you read this section, you’ll be convinced it’s worth finding delicata squash at your local grocer.

General Nutrients of Delicata Squash:

This little squash is loaded with fiber, vitamins A, B and C, folate, potassium, Omega 3’s, iron, calcium and ALA. WOW!

Not only is delicata squash creamy and delicious – but it also has anti-inflammatory properties, can boost energy and improve the overall immune system.

All good reasons to learn how to make this recipe for Delicata Squash with rosemary.

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What to Do with Delicata Squash

If you find yourself drawn to delicata squash, thanks in part to this recipe, then I highly suggest you pick up a couple and bring them how. Now, what to do with delicata squash? Use the following instructions on how to prepare delicata squash for roasting. Plus, I am going to share a few other ways to cook delicata squash.

Now that I’ve had some time to learn, there are a few things you can do with a delicata squash. Naturally, you can roast it or saute it. After doing some research, some recipes call for an instant pot!

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How to Prepare Delicata Squash for Roasting

The best way to prepare delicata squash for roasting is following these simple instructions:

  1. Wash the squash off thoroughly
  2. Cut off the ends and then slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and pulp.
  3. Flesh side down on a cutting board, cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces.

Ways to Cook with Delicata Squash

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Savory, Salty and Loaded with Rosemary

I will admit, I am no longer hesitant to try out another new squash. A few weeks ago, I picked up some Patty Pan Squash (they look like UFO’s) and ended up sauteing them with garlic and onion. The Patty Pan Squash recipe turned out far better than I anticipated.

If you love savory, salty and rosemary, then you must try this Rosemary and Spinach Casserole and these Homemade Marinated Artichokes. For me, they do the trick and this recipe for delicata squash reminded me of how much I love the smell and flavor of rosemary.

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Add More Squash Recipes to Your Meal Planner!

I can guarantee that if you love squash in general, then this creamy and savory recipe for delicata squash will be a home run. But also, we love cooking with squash here at Clean Cuisine. Plus, you can guarantee our recipes do not use processed foods, are made using whole foods. Plus, they are gluten free, dairy free and always naturally sweetened.

Check out these reader favorite squash recipes:

  • Patty Pan Squash Recipe – Perfect for fall, this Patty Pan Squash Recipe is the new vegetable side dish that is begging to be on your menu. Simple to cook and quick to make, it will be ready when you main dish is done for dinner.
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash – This Stuffed Acorn Squash is not only easy to make, but it’s an incredibly nutrient-dense meal in-and-of-itself! With the perfect mixture of sweet and savory, you’ve got to try this festive dish this fall!
  • Butternut Squash Muffins – These pillowy soft and perfectly sweet Butternut Squash Muffins are perfect to add to your fall recipe line-up. Plus, it will give you your “Fall Fix” without having to say the words “pumpkin spice!” ?
  • Butternut Squash Soup – This Butternut Squash Soup is simple, clean, and loaded with all the festive, fall flavors. It’s also pureed, making it the perfect soup to throw in a thermos and sip on throughout the day.


Recipe for Delicata Squash with Fresh Rosemary

Quick and savory recipe for Delicata Squash made with fresh rosemary, olive oil and sea salt. The perfect vegan and vegetable side dish.

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 23 delicata squash*
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 23 rosemary sprigs, stem removed


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and set out a stoneware baking pan for roasting.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the delicata squash. Drizzle with olive oil, add the sea salt and rosemary. Mixing together with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  3. Place the delicata mixture on the baking pan in a single layer. Roast for 18-20 minutes and then turn over. Return to the oven and roast for an additional 8-10 minutes.

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To prepare the delicata squash:

  1. Wash the squash off thoroughly
  2. Cut off the ends and then slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and pulp.
  3. Flesh side down on a cutting board, cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces.

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Aimee Niedosik

Aimee loves to craft delicious, nutrient-dense recipes to share with her family and friends. While in remission from autoimmune diseases and underlying viruses, she still maintains an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging diet. Aimee is a Christian, website designer, autoimmune community leader and lives in North Carolina with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs.

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