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Roasted Delicata Squash

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This flavor-packed roasted delicata squash comes together in about 30 minutes with simple, pantry staple ingredients. It's a delicious side dish for the holidays or a quick vegetable to serve alongside your favorite weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

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Salad:

  • 4-5 cups fresh spring greens
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

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Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the ends off of each squash. Then slice each in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out the seeds and fibrous strands and discard them.
  4. Slice squash widthwise into 3/4" slices and add to a large bowl.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and season with oregano, sage, thyme, and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  6. Spread squash slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  7. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until tender and cooked through.
  8. While the squash is roasting, throw together my quick and easy Whipped Feta recipe.
  9. Also whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and a couple large pinches of salt and pepper until dressing is emulsified. Dress spring greens with the dressing.
  10. Spread creamy feta on a serving platter and place spring greens alongside.
  11. Serve roasted squash over feta and greens. Top with pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds and enjoy!

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Notes

  • I know the Creamy Whipped Feta might seem like a bit of extra work, BUT I promise you - it takes literally just a few minutes to throw together and it takes this roasted squash dish to another level!! You can serve it on the side as a dipping sauce for the squash, spread a layer of it on your serving dish or add a dollop to each plate as it's dished up. Either way, it adds such an amazing, slightly salty, fresh lemon, herby, creamy element and it pairs perfectly with the savory roasted squash! So what I'm saying is, don't skip it!
  • I prefer a hearty slice of squash for this roasted delicata squash recipe. However, you can slice these squash as thin or thick as you'd like! I recommend slicing them about 3/4" thick but you could do a 1/4-1/2" if you'd like them to go further. Or slice them even thicker, up to 1" thick, if you're looking for an even heartier slice. If you slice them thinner, just roast them for less time (15ish minutes). If you slice them thicker, you'll need to roast them for longer (30ish minutes).
  • If you're into roasting the seeds, check out this recipe for roasted squash seeds!

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