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Forget Onion Rings, Make Roasted Squash Rings (with Thyme Browned Butter)

By OneHungryMama |

delicata squash ringsDelicata squash is an heirloom winter squash with a thin, edible skin and buttery taste that might be described as, well, delicate. But not only is this variety delicious, it’s also pretty.

This is not the kind of winter squash you have to hack through to end up with modest cubes. Rather, quick slips of the knife give you beautiful, scallop-edged rings that resemble daisies. They are so pretty that I can never mange to do anything with a delicata squash other than make “squash rings.” But when they taste this good, who cares!

Simply cut your squash in half and seed before slicing 1/2″ thick rounds crosswise. It’s as simple as that. If your little ones find the skin an odd texture, trim it off after it’s been cooked. But let them try it first—they might like the crispy skin as much as I know you will. It’s almost like the crisp breading on onion rings. Yum!

Squash Rings with Thyme Browned Butter
1 squash serves about 2-3

delicata squash, sliced into 1/2″ thick rounds
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp butter (per squash)
fresh thyme from 3 large sprigs (per squash)
fresh lemon juice
grated parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rub each side of the squash rings with olive oil and salt. Roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping half way through, until squash is cooked through and nicely browned on each side.

2. In the meantime, place butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. When melted, add thyme. Brown the butter, making sure not to burn it, while crisping the thyme.

3. Pour thyme brown butter over roasted squash and finish with a squirt of lemon and some grated parmesan.

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About OneHungryMama



Stacie Billis is a Brooklyn mama of two and co-founder of ChowBaby foods and ChowMama. As a parenting-and-food writer, Stacie is combining her background in developmental psychology with her passion for food to help make the world a more delicious place for families. She was a resident food blogger on Babble, and continues to write on her personal blog, One Hungry Mama.

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0 thoughts on “Forget Onion Rings, Make Roasted Squash Rings (with Thyme Browned Butter)

  1. CookiePie says:

    Oh wow, do those look delicious!! We’ve gotten a few delicata squash from our CSA, and I’m ashamed to say that each time I roasted it up with some olive oil, S&P and ate it myself for dinner while my husband was out :) I’m going to try your recipe next time, and share it (maybe…)

  2. OneHungryMama says:

    don’t be ashamed. keeping delicata for yourself makes a lot of sense to me!

  3. Gael says:

    Ohhhh. Yuummmm. Sunday night dinner.

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