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Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash with Red Onion

I love that everything about this dish screams of words like “fall harvest” and “abundance.”  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good summer dish as much as the next southern-bred gal but there is something about foods that nourish in such an incredible way while bringing warmth and comfort to the table.  I love it’s mild sweetness paired with the creaminess of the squash and mild bite of the onion.

This one only takes about 10 minutes hands-on and 30-minutes in the oven to give you a gorgeous and delectable, top-notch dish to round out your fall or winter table.

We paired this with sides of barley and gently cooked, garlicky chard finished with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash with Red Onion

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Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Fall Food, Healthy, Vegan-Friendly, Vegetarian


  • 3 Medium Delicata Squash about 3 pounds, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/3-1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 Medium Red Onions halved lengthwise and sliced lengthwise into thin wedges
  • 5 Garlic Cloves peeled and minced
  • 4-5 Fresh Thyme Sprigs or about a teaspoon dried
  • ¼- ½ teaspoon Red-Pepper Flakes or to desired heat
  • 3 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • Sea Salt & Freshly Cracked Black Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F degrees
  • Note: You will need an "over-sized"/extra large cookie sheet for this or two standard size sheets. This makes a large amount.
  • Place the squash, red onion, garlic, thyme, and red pepper flakes in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup, and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  • Spread vegetables evenly on baking sheet(s). Bake the squash, turning half way through cooking, until tender and browned, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Taste and season again with more salt and pepper, if desired.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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