Roasted Delicata Squash with Hot Honey


While I rarely cook with winter squash, I do make an exception for delicata squash because its flavor is milder and I don't have to peel it! If you haven't tried hot honey before, it's amazing on roasted vegetables and meats of all kinds.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


Hot Honey:

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 delicata squash

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Combine honey, vinegar, red pepper flakes, thyme, smoked paprika, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature so flavors infuse, about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Scrub delicata squash and pat dry. Cut into 1/2-inch rings. Scoop out seeds from the center of each ring. Toss rings with olive oil and arrange on the baking sheet. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  4. Roast in the preheated oven, flipping halfway through, until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Drizzle hot honey over squash.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of honey. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Please note differences in ingredient amounts and total time when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
7g Fat
19g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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