Five Spice Roasted Delicata Squash

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If you shy away from cooking with squash because it seems cumbersome, Chef Karista Bennett, from the blog, "Karista's Kitchen," wants to change your mind. She stopped by to tell us more about how to prepare and cook squash and to share a delicious recipe. Fore more great recipes, head to

Five Spice Roasted Delicata Squash

Serves 6


  • 1 ½ – 2 lbs Delicata Squash
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Five Spice Powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or veggie oil
  • Salt and Pepper


Pre-heat the oven to 400F.

Mix together the brown sugar, five spice powder and oil until the brown sugar is mostly dissolved.

Wash the squash and then slice about ½ inch of each end. Slice down the center vertically and clean out the seeds in the squash with a spoon or small ice cream scoop.

Then slice the squash to make little half moons.

Put the slices in a bowl and toss with the Five Spice Powder, brown sugar and oil.

Layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper.

Roast on 400F for about 20-30 minutes or until nice and fork tender.

This little dish can be served piping hot or at room temp. Leftovers store easily in the frig for about 3 days. Great for midnight snacking!