You don't have to peel delicata squash to make these roasted squash slices. Serve warm as a side dish, or at room temp as a snack with a spicy aioli dipping sauce.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place squash halves cut side down on a cutting board. Slice into 3/8-inch slices. Transfer slices to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil; add salt and cayenne pepper. Toss to coat squash with oil.

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

  • Arrange squash pieces in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Place in preheated oven until bottom of slices is browned and squash is tender, 12 to 18 minutes.

Chef's Note:

Bake times will vary depending on the thickness of the squash slices.

Tips

My "Pumpkin Spice Aioli" was mayonnaise seasoned with garam masala, turmeric, and hot paprika to taste.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; 2.4 g protein; 31.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1171.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2017
I'm usually not a big fan of winter squash though I recently turned to roasting some diced butternut and enjoyed it. I'd never had Delicatas and after seeing this method I had to try it. These are now officially my favorite winter squash they are so good roasted! I used other seasonings but the roasted flavor of these rocks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2020
I may have overcooked this slightly but I won t be trying it again as there is apparently no way to make it crispy like fries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2017
I'm usually not a big fan of winter squash though I recently turned to roasting some diced butternut and enjoyed it. I'd never had Delicatas and after seeing this method I had to try it. These are now officially my favorite winter squash they are so good roasted! I used other seasonings but the roasted flavor of these rocks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2017
This was easy and very good. I was out of cayenne so I made it with the olive oil pepper and ground ginger. Everyone liked it. I will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2018
I've made this twice as an appetizer and my guests and family love it. Make a double batch they go fast! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2017
This is an incredible and incredibly simple recipe. I made this for family dinner and everyone loved it from the toddlers to the seniors. Roasting these crisp makes them a lot like french fries but they are way easier to make. And through this recipe I discovered Chef John's curry aioli which is another amazing addition to the repertoire. Try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2017
I added a touch more cayenne and really loaded the spice into the mayo dip and we couldn't stop snacking on these. I think these will be excellent appetizers during the holidays too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2018
Quick easy and very good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2018
I have never had this type of squash before how you made it was easy and tasty and didn t take much time to make it. My 2yrs old son loved it and I enjoyed it in a chicken spinach s salad I made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2019
This was a real discovery to me I too thought these squashes were just decorative. This recipe is like making healthy candy the squash is that sweet and flavorful. The main problem is the price of the squash itself. The markets price it as a decoration and not a vegetable! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2019
Very tasty roasted squash. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2020
I may have overcooked this slightly but I won t be trying it again as there is apparently no way to make it crispy like fries. Read More