Buttery and incredibly delicious, winter squash is wonderful roasted with just a touch of brown sugar.
2 winter squash (about 3 pounds), such as Delicata or Acorn
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 squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard (or, save and roast like pumpkin seeds if you wish). Cut each squash 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, about 25-30 minutes in total. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed, and serve.