Delicata squash is so flavorful when roasted with red onions and cranberries and topped with a maple glaze. A great side for Thanksgiving!

Roasted Delicata Squash with Fresh Cranberries.

An easy and tasty side dish - roasted delicata squash with cranberries is full of color and flavor for your Thanksgiving table!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword how to cook delicata squash, roasted squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 164 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 2 delicata squash make it about a 1/2 inch thick, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey if you prefer
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, and nutmeg.
  3. Place the sliced squash, sliced red onion, and cranberries on two rimmed baking sheets.
  4. Drizzle the maple syrup mixture on top. Season with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until squash is tender.
  5. Season more salt and pepper if desired.

Recipe Notes

Store leftover squash in the refrigerator for up to four days.

If you can't find delicata squash, you could use acorn squash, or cubed and peeled butternut squash.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Delicata Squash with Fresh Cranberries.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1550IU31%
Vitamin C 16.2mg20%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.