Roasted Delicata Squash With Sage

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Delicata squash is certainly having a moment! Lately I’ve seen dozens of recipes for roasted delicata squash. A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine called excited about the new Ina Garten cookbook she had gotten.

Roasted delicata squash in white dish.

She suggested that we plan a dinner around a few of the recipes, with each of us cooking two recipes. This is a fun way to really to dive into a cookbook. I immediately gravitated towards the roasted delicata squash with sage and honey. I was not disappointed! This is seriously one of the best squash recipes I’ve ever tried.

Super closeup of delicata squash.

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Of the four recipes we sampled, we decided that we’d make each and everyone of them again! I’d definitely recommend this latest Ina Garten cookbook. It would be a great holiday gift.

My husband who generally doesn’t have a whole lot to say about vegetables one way or another loved it so much, he said he’d eat it every day! Unfortunately delicata squash is only available during the fall and winter.

close up of delicata squash.

As always, the simplest recipes are the best. This squash recipe is no exception. Minimal ingredients and a simple preparation make this dish perfect for weeknights, but it’s so good, you’ll want to impress guests with it or serve it with your Thanksgiving turkey.

What is delicata squash?

Delicata squash is a variety of winter squash. Also known as peanut or Bohemian squash, this thin skinned striped squash is perfect for roasting. It’s delicate, sweet flavor lends itself perfectly to the sage and honey marinade.

Can you eat the skin of delicata squash?

Yes! unlike butternut squash or spaghetti squash, delicata squash does not need to be peeled. The skin is perfectly edible!

How do you cook delicata squash?

Delicata squash can be baked, sautéed, or steamed. But I think the best way is to roast it!

Ingredients for delicata squash.

How to make this recipe

Cut each squash lengthwise.

halving delicata squash.

Scrape out the seeds, I like to use a grapefruit spoon with serrated edges to make the job easier.

scraping the seeds out of delicata squash.

Cut each half into slices about 3/4″ thick. Cut the shallots lengthwise into wedges.

cut shallots and squash.

Mix the oil, honey, salt, pepper and sage together in a small measuring cup.

oli and honey on board.

Toss the squash and the shallots together in a large bowl with the oil and honey mixture.

tossing the squash.

Spread the squash and shallots on a sheet pan.

roasting the squash.

Roast for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, until squash is tender.

Roasted delicata squash with sage.

Roasted Delicata Squash.

Roasted Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is tossed with sage, honey and olive oil for a deliciously easy side dish! Recipe from Ina Garten.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 251 kcal


  • 2 lbs. Delicata squash cut into rings
  • 4 large shallots quartered lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons liquid honey
  • 2 Tablespoons sage leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut each squash in half lengthwise, then scrap out the seeds and cut into 3/4" slices.
  • Peel and quarter shallots lengthwise.
  • Combine olive oil, honey, salt, pepper and sage in a small measuring cup.
  • Toss squash and oli mixture in a bowl. Spread out squash on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until squash is tender, turning once half way through.


No need to peel the squash, the skin in edible.


Serving: 1personCalories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1176mgPotassium: 896mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 3101IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 2mg
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    1. 5 stars
      My husband, who is usually phrazle neutral when it comes to veggies, said that he would eat it every day if I made it for him because he enjoyed it so much. The only time you can get delicata squash is in the autumn and winter.

  1. Hi Cynthia!
    I found you through FBC Facebook Group Blogger map. (I just south of you in Orange County). I grew up eating and cooking Vietnamese food and I love the sweet delicate flavor of kombucha squash. I can’t wait to give this recipe a try and check out the cook book.

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