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Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Thanksgiving Stuffing

Picture perfect, maple roasted delicata squash rings make a dramatic presentation at the Thanksgiving table. 

maple roasted delicata squash with thanksgiving stuffingWhether you’ve decided to go meatless this Thanksgiving or are just looking for a delicious side to add to your table, this recipe is a fantastic addition. Delicata squash is milder than most winter squash varieties, which is why it pairs so well with hearty dishes.

imageStuffed with a quinoa, sage, dried cranberries, hazelnuts and apples, these maple roasted squash rings are quite hearty and tasty.

imageHigh in beta carotene (essential for healthy skin + eyes and a strong immune system), another bonus of this squash variety is that you don’t have to peel the skin. You can actually eat it! Delicata squash is a cinch to prepare and when roasted, it takes on a wonderful caramelized flavor. Thus making it the perfect, Thanksgiving dish!

imageHappy Thanksgiving!


Maple Roasted Delicata Squash with Thanksgiving Stuffing

  • Author: Homegrown Provisions
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Thanksgiving


Roasted delicata squash rings filled with a savory stuffing makes for the perfect Thanksgiving side.



  • 2 medium delicata squash (cut into rings, with seeds + “guts” removed)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of good quality sea salt
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 small apple, cored and diced
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 45 sage leaves
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed + 3 tbsp water)


  1. Make the flax egg. Add 3 tbsp of water to 1 tbsp of ground flax seed and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Cook the quinoa according to package directions and set aside to cool.
  5. Saute diced onion for about 10-15 minutes. Then add the diced apple and cook for 3 more minutes. Set aside.
  6. Chiffonade the sage and add to a large mixing bowl.
  7. Roughly chop the hazelnuts and add to the large mixing bowl. Add dried cranberries as well.
  8. Next add the flax egg, cooked quinoa, and apple-onion mixture. Fold/mix well.
  9. Place the squash rings on the lined parchment paper baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup. Sprinkle sea salt over rings.
  10. Stuff Thanksgiving stuffing (quinoa filling) in the center of each squash ring.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes or until squash is tender and quinoa is golden brown.
  12. Enjoy!

November 22, 2014
December 24, 2014