Roasted Delicata Squash
Why This Recipe Works
Roasting brings out the naturally sweet and toasty flavor of delicata squash. Their skins soften when cooked, so unlike many winter squashes, they don't need to be peeled. For this recipe, we spread the squash slices on a rimmed baking sheet and covered the sheet tightly with aluminum foil to trap steam and ensure that each bite of squash cooked up creamy and moist. Placing the sheet on the oven's lowest rack put the slices close to the heating element and thus sped up cooking and browning. We dotted the slices with butter and let them brown during the final minutes of cooking to reinforce the delicata's subtle flavor.