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20 Minute Maple Soy Roasted Squash

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Fresh maple syrup and soy sauce come together in perfect sweet and savory balance with a burst of fresh citrus for a super simple, fresh side dish. Maple soy roasted squash is a combination of sweet and savory ingredients in a blissfully simple recipe.

overhead view of maple soy roasted squash

Are you ready? It’s almost here. Can you hear the Jaws music playing in the background?

Thanksgiving is literally around the corner just waiting to attack us. But we’re not going to need a bigger boat since we prepared in advance. Just look at our Pinterest Boards filled with delicious ideas.

roasted side squash with maple, soy, and pomegranate seeds

Oh…what’s that? You didn’t prepare. Save your sweat for your post-holiday workouts because Maple Soy Roasted Squash literally takes 20 minutes.

Twenty minutes. Do you know what that means? When that beautifully brined turkey comes out of the oven to rest, raise the heat to 425°F and throw in the squash. Your bird will be ready for slicing and your squash will be ready for eating.

Close up of maple soy roasted squash with pomegranate

Bam. Done. Looks like you just got a new title….Master of Thanksgiving. Feels good to win doesn’t it?

Simple, roasted squash

Seriously simple, seriously flavorful. Good things can be easy.

raw delicata squash about to be roasted with maple soy

Maple Soy Roasted Squash on a sheet pan

Speaking of easy…let me introduce my good friend parchment paper. As a baking lover, it has many uses. When it comes to Maple Soy Roasted Squash it is a baking sheet saver.

The sweetness of the maple syrup with the soy sauce is going to reduce into a thick sauce under the high heat of the oven. Sugar + heat is going to get sticky. Around the edges it’s going to bubble and get real sticky.

But you’ve got parchment paper, so you’re good to go. Squash done, baking sheet clean. It’s a holiday miracle.

overhead view of maple soy roasted squash

overhead view of maple soy roasted squash

20 Minute Maple Soy Roasted Squash

Simple sweet and savory roasted delicata squash with a burst of fresh, tangy pomegranate cooked under high heat and under 20 minutes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: delicata squash recipes, how to cook delicata squash, roasted delicata squash, roasted squash
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lauren


  • 2 delicata squash cut in half-moon slices
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.  Cut the ends off each squash and cut in half lengthwise.  Remove the seeds and slice in 1/2" half-moon slices.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together maple syrup and soy sauce.  Add the delicata squash to the bowl and toss with the maple soy.
  • Spread the squash into a single layer and any extra sauce onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 10 minutes, stir and bake for a remaining 5 - 8 minutes.  The sauce should be bubbling and will thicken as it cools.
  • Transfer the squash onto your serving dish and sprinkle with fresh pomegranate.


  • Parchment paper is highly recommended!  The maple syrup boils down, gets very sticky and may burn slightly around the edges.
  • This recipe uses real maple syrup which is thinner than the pancake style syrup.  If substituting, check every 5 minutes to ensure it doesn't burn.

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Jagruti Dhanecha

Monday 12th of November 2018

I have fallen in love with this recipe of yours. What a comforting and delicious looking squash. Bookmarking it.

Amanda Mason

Monday 12th of November 2018

Only 4 ingredients? WOW! Loving this dish - looks and sounds amazing and perfect for Thanksgiving!


Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Thanks Amanda!

Carrie Ditton

Sunday 11th of November 2018

What a wonderful side dish! Sweet and salty to please all of your senses!

Sri Mallya

Sunday 11th of November 2018

Simple yet so delicious. Looks beautiful too. Can't wait to try this out!

Jyothi (Jo)

Sunday 11th of November 2018

Everything about this platter is warm and comforting. Looks great and I would be able to wipe clean the plate. Absolutely delicious!