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Delicata Squash

Baked Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is easy to bake.  It is zero SP (depending on your seasoning.) 

You can, and should, eat the skin.  That means no peeling is necessary!

Use the seasoning of your choice. We like Penzey's Rocky Mtn and/or Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel.  You can just use salt, pepper and garlic powder though. That would be great too.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Squash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 80 kcal
Author Carrie


  • 1 Squash
  • 1 spray Cooking Spray (olive oil)
  • 1 Tbs Penzey's Rocky Mountain seasoning


  1. Wash the outside of your squash well.

  2. Cut off a little on each hard end.

  3. Cut the squash in half lengthwise

  4. Using a sturdy spoon, scrape out the seeds and stringy center "mush."  (If you save the seeds, you can bake them later with a little garlic salt for a delicious snack.)

  5. Cut cross-wise in 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick slices.  You should end up with a bunch of "C" shaped slices.

  6. Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F)

  7. Optional: Place a sheet of parchment paper on your pan

  8. Spray the pan (or parchment) with a little cooking spray

  9. Lay the slices of delicata in a single layer.

  10. Spray the squash with a little cooking spray

  11. Sprinkle your seasoning over the squash. (NOTE: If you are using a seasoning that is likely to burn, consider adding it immediately after you pull the cooked squash out of the oven.)

  12. Cook for 30 minutes - Check a few minutes early in case your oven cooks a little hotter

  13. Serve

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