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Parmesan Delicata Squash

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Roasted Parmesan Delicata Squash is sweet, savory and the perfect fall side dish. Delicata squash is roasted until soft and topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect flavor combination. This would also make a wonderful holiday side dish! 

Roasted Parmesan Delicata Squash is sweet, savory and the perfect fall side dish. Delicata squash is roasted until soft and topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect flavor combination. This would also make a wonderful holiday side dish! 

PARMESAN DELICATA SQUASH

I have been meaning to share this Parmesan Delicata Squash recipe with you for some time and it keeps getting pushed to the back burner.

This is a nice fall side dish that doesn’t require a lot of work, which is always something you need to have in your back pocket. When it comes to Delicata squash you don’t have to peel it, which I love! You just wash, dry slice the squash, scoop out the seeds and then cut the squash into half moon slices. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

I love the sweet squash flavor paired with the salty, savory parmesan cheese. I kept the recipe super simple, just using olive oil, salt and pepper and then roasting the squash and topping it with parmesan cheese. You can get more creative if you want and add some spices. I like to sprinkle fresh parsley on the squash at the end and sometimes a little extra parmesan cheese, because you can never have enough cheese, right?

Roasted Parmesan Delicata Squash is sweet, savory and the perfect fall side dish. Delicata squash is roasted until soft and topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect flavor combination. This would also make a wonderful holiday side dish! 

Parmesan Delicata Squash also would make a really wonderful holiday dish. I could see this on the table next to your turkey, gouda smashed potatoes, green beans and a brussels sprout salad. One o my favorite things about fall is all of the squash varieties there are. It is fun to get creative and try new things with it. A few of my favorite ways to use squash include this Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Apple Soup and this Butternut Squash Apple Bake. Both are perfect ways to use butternut squash. If you like acorn squash, try this Mexican Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe.

Delicata Squash was new to me this year. I have seen it year after year but never actually bought it and cooked with it. I am excited to broaden my horizons and try other flavors and spices paired with this delicious, easy little squash.

Roasted Parmesan Delicata Squash is sweet, savory and the perfect fall side dish. Delicata squash is roasted until soft and topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect flavor combination. This would also make a wonderful holiday side dish! 

Roasted Parmesan Delicata Squash is sweet, savory and the perfect fall side dish. Delicata squash is roasted until soft and topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect flavor combination. This would also make a wonderful holiday side dish! 

Parmesan Delicata Squash

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Roasted Parmesan Delicata Squash is sweet, savory and the perfect fall side dish. Delicata squash is roasted until soft and topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect flavor combination. This would also make a wonderful holiday side dish! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 delicata squash, about 12-14 oz each, wash and dry them
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese

Garnish:

  • More fresh parmesan cheese
  • Freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Use two non-stick baking sheets or spray with cooking oil.
  2. Slice each squash lengthwise in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut the squash into thigh half moon slices. Place them in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the squash along with the salt and black pepper. Toss the squash well to coat with the olive oil.
  4. Lay each squash half on the baking sheet and bake on one side for 10-12 minutes {or until the first side is golden brown}. Flip the squash to the other side and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the squash evenly.
  5. Return to the oven and roast for an additional 5 minutes, or until the second side is golden brown.
  6. Serve warm with parsley and extra fresh parmesan if you like.

Notes

You can use whatever mixture of spices you like to go on the squash. I like to keep it basic with salt and pepper and then the cheese but you can spice it up to your liking.

Roasted Parmesan Delicata Squash is sweet, savory and the perfect fall side dish. Delicata squash is roasted until soft and topped with parmesan cheese for the perfect flavor combination. This would also make a wonderful holiday side dish! 

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