Maple-Glazed Delicata Squash (AIP, Paleo)

Maple-Glazed Delicata Squash (AIP, Paleo)

Delicata is having a moment at the moment.

I read that delicata is referred to as a novelty squash, and it’s appearance does strike one as ornamental and dainty, doesn’t it?prebake

My fave thing about this pretty squash, though, is No Need To Peel! Tediousness is man-handling the tougher, more robust squashes like kabocha and butternut. Ugh. Some days you just don’t want to stand over those bigger gourds, fighting to rid them of their harder-to-digest skins.maple-glazed-delicata-portrait-2

So this recipe for Maple-Glazed Delicata Squash allows you the convenience of a quick slice, seed, and chop, followed by glazing with warm flavours that complement the delicata’s creamy texture. Yum!

This recipe will make for a positively lovely and festive side at your Thanksgiving Dinner.

Maple-Glazed Delicata Squash (AIP, Paleo)
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Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 delicata squash, washed and seeded
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, ground ginger, and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. Cut off the ends of each squash and then cut in half length-wise. Scoop out the seeds and fibers (no need to peel the edible skin -- yaaay!). Slice into ½-inch half-moon shapes.
  4. Place the squash in a bowl with the glaze and gently toss to coat.
  5. Spread out squash on a prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle any glaze remaining in the bowl over the squash.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and using a spatula, carefully turn each piece. Return to oven and continue to bake for another 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and transfer to serving platter.


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Martine Partridge, founder of Eat Heal Thrive, is an eater of whole, nourishing, real food. She is also a combatter of Crohn's Disease. Martine wholeheartedly believes that food is the fulcrum for good health and has had wonderful results in managing autoimmunity by eating to heal, and healing to thrive.