Delicata Squash with Smoky Cinnamon Butter

This is my go-to side dish from essentially October through April. I love it because cinnamon butter is the bomb, but also because the delicata squash has a such a thin skin that you don’t have to remove it, making this a very no-fuss recipe. It’s an impressive side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any occasion!


Total time: 45 minutes
Difficulty level: Wicked Easy
Serves: 4

You’ll need:
I medium to large sized delicata squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed and cut into half moons
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper (or subsititute paprika if you want a smoky flavor without spice)
1/2 teaspoon salt

Let’s do it!

  • Preheat oven to 400°

  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, cinnamon, chipotle pepper and salt.

  • Distribute delicata squash sections evenly in one layer in a large baking dish and then drizzle the melted butter mixture evenly over the squash.

  • Roast for 40 - 50 minutes, flipping the squash halfway through roasting time.

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