Thanksgiving Recipes - Roasted Squash Blossom
 
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Roasted squash won't be a boring side dish on your table anymore. This pretty roasted squash blossom takes Delicata squash to sweet and savory heights.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 Medium Onions (sliced thin)
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil (divided)
  • 2 Delicata Squash
  • 2 Large Cloves Garlic (grated)
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Maple Sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat half of the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Once oil is hot, add onions.
  3. Cook onions until they are slightly browned and softened. Stir occasionally. This should take about 8-10 minutes. If they are browning too fast, reduce the heat and add a tablespoon of water. You want the onions soft.
  4. Remove onions from heat when done.
  5. While onions are cooking, cut the squash in half (lengthwise) and remove the seeds.
  6. Trim the squash ends and slice into thin half moons (about ⅛" thick).
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  8. Spoon onions into 8" oven proof pan and spread evenly.
  9. Top onions with sliced Delicata squash pieces. Begin arranging slices skin side up along the outside edge of the pan. Overlap the slices and continue arranging them in circles until you get to the middle and there is no more room to add any more.
  10. Pour remaining olive oil into a small dish and add the garlic, thyme, salt and black pepper. Whisk to combine.
  11. Brush the herbed oil mixture over top of the squash slices and make sure to coat the surfaces well.
  12. Lightly sprinkle the top of the dish with maple sugar.
  13. Slide into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until squash slices have softened to your desired consistency.
  14. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving.
Notes
This recipe is best suited for an 8" round pan. If you use a larger size pan, you will need more ingredients. Also not: maple sugar is not the same as maple syrup. If you can't find maple sugar, you could very lightly sprinkle the top with brown sugar - very lightly though.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at https://mymansbelly.com/2013/10/29/thanksgiving-recipes-roasted-squash-blossom/