This recipe is super easy to prepare, plus you don’t have to peel the skin on the delicata squash! Scroll down for tips on how to make this delicious dish vegan.
1 medium delicata squash (about 1 ¼ pounds)
2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
3 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil
1 ½ ounces grated parmesan cheese (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Heat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Set a 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish aside (or a rimmed baking sheet).
Cut the squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out and discard the seeds. Cut each squash half into ¾-inch-thick slices.
In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and garlic.
Spread half of the melted butter and the garlic over the bottom of the baking dish.
Sprinkle all but two tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese on top.
Arrange squash slices on top of the cheese. Drizzle the remaining butter mixture over the squash and use your fingers to spread it over each piece. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake the delicata squash for 20 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and tender.
How to make it vegan:
Use olive oil or a vegan butter and substitute the parmesan cheese with 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast or vegan cheese. You can also leave the “cheese” out completely.