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Maple Roasted Squash with Goat Cheese

Maple Roasted Squash with Goat Cheese has crispy edges and creamy cheese, great side dish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Paige


  • 2 Acorn Squash, seeds removed, sliced 2" thick
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/3 cup Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Italian Parsley (flat leaf) chopped fine
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Heat oven to 400 and position oven rack to the bottom third
  • Place some parchment paper on a standard baking sheet (approx. 18" x 13") to cover the bottom.
  • In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, maple syrup, sea salt, pepper and crushed pepper - whisk with a fork to combine.
  • Add the cut squash and use your fingers to rub the mixture onto each sliced piece.
    Place the squash pieces on a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, then remove from the oven and using tongsm carefully turn each piece over.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 375, and continue baking for another 35-40 minutes, until squash is knife tender and crispy and brown on the edges.
  • Remove from oven and place on serving platter.
  • Crumble the goat cheese, Italian Parsley, olive oil and salt on top of the squash and serve on a platter


  • This recipe was updated in December 2019


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg