This clean eating maple pumpkin spice delicata squash makes a delicious autumn-inspired side dish!
I always tend to forget just how good delicata squash is. I’m not sure why. If I was smart, it would be the first squash I buy every season. They are smaller squashes, so the portions are perfect for me and Mini Chef and they are pretty versatile as far as the seasonings you can put on them and they turn out amazing each and every time.
ABOUT DELICATA SQUASH:
- A 1/2 cup of this squash is only 20 calories, has zero fat, only 5 carbs and 1 gram of protein.
- It gives you a healthy dose of vitamin A along with some vitamin C, calcium and iron.
- You can bake or roast it.
- The peel is thin enough to be edible, but I prefer to remove the skin.
- The seeds are edible. Roast them like pumpkin seeds!
- They make a delicious, blended soup as well!
ABOUT THIS RECIPE:
- It’s super easy to make.
- You can prep the squash and have them in the oven in 10 minutes tops.
- Depending on size, they take on average, about 30-40 minutes to bake.
- These squashes are super easy to work with. Easy to cut, easy to peel, easy to prep.
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Make it for dinner tonight! Enjoy!
CLEAN EATING MAPLE PUMPKIN SPICE DELICATA SQUASH RECIPE:
A delicious, Autumn-inspired squash recipe that makes a perfect side dish to almost any main course.
- 1 medium delicata squash (cut in half, seed removed)
- 1/2 tsp. oil
- 2 pinches salt
- 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (no sugar added - see link above to make your own)
- 2 tsp. maple syrup (+ more for serving if desired)
Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds.
Spray the insides lightly with an oil sprayer. Just enough to lightly coat the inside of the squash.
Sprinkle each half with small pinches of salt.
Sprinkle each side with the pumpkin pie spice. You can do slightly more or less then called for depending on the size of your squash.
Pour 1 tsp. of maple syrup in each side.
Massage each side to mix up all the seasoning and syrup, being sure to also coat the cut edges.
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Place squashes on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Place the squash in your pre-heated oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until the squash is easily pierced with a knife.
Remove from oven and scoop the squash out of the peels. Note that if your skin is delicate enough, it is also edible. But I prefer to remove mine for better texture.
Serve with a little extra maple syrup if desired.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.