Buttery and incredibly delicious, Delicata squash is wonderful roasted with just a touch of brown sugar and red pepper flakes.
2 Delicata squash (about 3 pounds)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400°. With a sharp knife, cut Delicata in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard (or, save and roast like pumpkin seeds if you wish). Cut each Delicata half into ½-inch slices.
2. Arrange the pieces in a single layer in a metal baking pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with brown sugar and red pepper flakes (if using), then season with salt and pepper.
3. Place in oven and roast 10 minutes. Using a spatula, turn squash in pan. Continue roasting, turning every 7-10 minutes until both sides of the squash pieces are golden brown and the texture is creamy to the teeth all the way through, about 25-30 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper as needed, and serve.