Chili Spiced Delicata Squash

Delicata squash seasoned with chili powder and paprika topped with a salty cheese and roasted pepitas.

Author Renee Fuentes


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Delicata Squash Rinsed thoroughly, then halved with seeds removed, and cut into 1/2 half moons.
  • Feta Cheese and Roasted Pepitas for Topping You could also add pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash delicata squash well, since the skin will be part of the dish. Pat it dry, then slice halfway lengthwise and remove all the seeds. Cut into 1/2 inch half moons and place on baking sheet in a pile.

  2. Add Oil and spice blend to squash and mix well with your hands to distribute evenly.  Then space them apart on the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, turning them over once halfway through. You want the squash to be soft and have some caramelization on them. 

  3. Place delicata squash on a serving plate and garnish with Feta or Cotija cheese, roasted pepitas, and optional Pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries.