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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions

Got squash? Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions is a delicious oven-roasted side dish that is easy to prepare. Plus it tastes so good, even the kids will enjoy this dish. Don't let this recipe pass you by...

I did not like Delicata squash the first time I cooked it because quite honestly I cooked it wrong! I viewed delicata squash in the same light as other winter squash. So I did what I always do, I cut it in half, scraped out the seeds, and gave it a roast in the oven. Only to be disappointed, and vowing to not bother with it again.

But I was wrong...and for the record, being wrong is completely OK, as long as you correct any errors that were of your own making. So I did. Simply put, d
elicata squash is delicious. Also mild in flavor, easy to cook (ahem, if you do it right...), and completely adaptable. Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions is a caramelized pan of roasted delicata and onions the whole family will enjoy. 
 

One food change I began making many years ago was "Let's eat more vegetables.". And I have spent time learning about new to me vegetables, how to cook them, and overall enjoying recipes for vegetables of all kinds. We really enjoy oven roasting vegetables because it is quite convenient you can be roasting a pork chop or main dish casserole at the same time! And this is one recipe we make often, if you take a look you will see at least three times this side dish was served, right here in the photos. 

Keep in mind the lower the oven temperature, the longer it will take to caramelize the vegetables. This brings us to the sugar listed in the ingredient list. It is to help caramelize rather than to sweeten. Also, feel free to remove your Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions at the point you like them caramelized! We tend to like this dish quite caramelized, but I have to be honest, it is not the prettiest photo on the internet. But this is one of the tastiest vegetables out there!

Some thoughts on this recipe:

Roasting vegetables is very adaptable, with no real hard and fast rules. If you are not oven sharing with the main dish, feel free to turn up the oven to 425-degrees and get the caramel action going, just take care not to burn the food. 

Fruity Balsamic Vinegar is especially tasty when drizzled over the top before serving. 

This vegetable dish reheats well, so go ahead and make a large pan full!


Ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • Delicata squash
  • onion
  • oil
  • salt & pepper
  • sugar
  • Balsamic Vinegar

You will also need the following:

  • kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • large baking sheet/jelly roll style pan 
  • large mixing bowl
  • silicone spatula
  • wide pancake turner
  • measuring spoons

Now we are ready to begin!



Oven Roasted Delicata and Onions
by the seat of my pants
350-degree oven
UPDATED: 01.14.2022

2 Delicata squash
1 large Onion
2-3 T oil, olive, or avocado
Salt and Pepper
1-2 T sugar 
1-2 T Balsamic Vinegar

Cut squash in half, scrape out the seeds, and slice crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.



Cut onion lengthwise into slices, or large dice. Separate the onion pieces if needed to allow some of the oil to coat each piece.



Drizzle with the oil, and toss the vegetables together. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper. (For me this worked best in a large bowl). Mix well, using a silicone spatula.



Spread out onto a large baking sheet, baking 25 minutes, gently turn over with a wide flat spatula, then continue baking until tender and caramelized for about 20 to 30 minutes more. 



To serve, drizzle with Balsamic vinegar.


Storage options for Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. I do not recommend freezing this dish. 


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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Oven Roasted Delicata and Onions
by the seat of my pants
350-degree oven
UPDATED: 01.14.2022

2 Delicata squash
1 large Onion
2-3 T oil, olive, or avocado
Salt and Pepper
1-2 T sugar 
1-2 T Balsamic Vinegar

Cut squash in half, scrape out the seeds, and slice crosswise into 1/4 inch slices.

Cut onion lengthwise into slices, or large dice. Separate the onion pieces if needed to allow some of the oil to coat each piece.

Drizzle with the oil, and toss the vegetables together. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper. (For me this worked best in a large bowl). Mix well, using a silicone spatula.

Spread out onto a large baking sheet, baking 25 minutes, gently turn over with a wide flat spatula, then continue baking until tender and caramelized for about 20 to 30 minutes more. 

To serve, drizzle with Balsamic vinegar.


Storage options for Oven Roasted Delicata Squash and Onions. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. I do not recommend freezing this dish. 

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  1. We enjoy so many of our vegetables roasted but I have yet to try delicata squash. I do love most any squash variety I've tried so I'll be sure to keep an eye out for them at the grocery store.

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    1. I hope you give this a try, it is quite good! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  2. I love delicata, and it is currently my favorite squash. Yes, it is how it gets cooked! Your recipe looks wonderful.

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  3. We love squash and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,501!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Yum! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 18, open until November 26. Shared.

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    1. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks! We enjoy this when Delicata are plentiful at the marketplace.

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  7. Another great classic: roasting vegetables. It works with almost any squash or root veg, and as you say, the carmelization process yields great flavor. Recently, I did a recipe where the roasted Delicata squash was tossed with segments of tangerine and a honey dressing.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Mae, I will have to stop by and take a look at your recipe, it sounds great. Plus I love a good non-lettuce salad, thanks!

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  8. I love delicata squash fresh from the farmer's market. I'm saving this recipe for next time I see them.

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    1. Beth, I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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  9. YUM, sounds good. Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 66. Pinned!

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    1. Dee, you are welcome, thanks for hosting the Unlimited Link Party!

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  10. My favorite squash! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. I appreciate your posts - have a fabulous week,

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  11. Wonderfully easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Share the Wealth Party! I appreciate it - Have a great week.

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    1. MBFML, you are welcome, and thanks for hosting Share the Wealth Party!

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  12. I love delicata squash and am so glad you gave it another chance! This sounds delicious. I'll keep this in mind the next time I grow some...we had about 40 delicata squash last winter and I had to take a break from it for a minute!

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  13. I can appreciate someone else cooking by the seat of their pants. If it works, then share! I have plenty of non-shareable experiments in cooking!

    I will have to try the delicata. I never have, as far as I know. I enjoy most squashes, but, like you said, they have to be cooked right.

    Blessings and thanks for sharing this at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!

    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead

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    1. Laurie, thanks for stopping by, and thank you for hosting The Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!

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  14. Yum! I've never tried preparing delicata squash, but I'm always on the lookout for new ways to prepare seasonal veggies. Thank you for the recipe!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

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