Delicata Squash with Sage + Honey

Photos and text by Mackenzie Piccarreto

This is the perfect winter side dish. Bonus: Your kitchen will smell amazing.

(serves 2-3)


Delicata squash
Olive oil
Salt + pepper


This recipe isn’t as much about measurements as it is about the combination of ingredients. The best part of delicata squash, in my opinion, is the fact that you can eat the skin!

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the ends off the squash and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. You can then cut it lengthwise to make it easier; you’ll end up with little half-moon shapes.

Lay on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, honey, chopped sage, salt and pepper. The amount is up to you. Roast in oven for about 25–30 minutes, flipping halfway: They should be golden when done. I added a little more honey and sage at this point, too.

Mackenzie Piccarreto is an integrative Health coach, the founder of Mackenzie’s Table and an all-around wellness geek. She believes that eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or boring—and that dark chocolate is absolutely necessary for good health.

This article originally appeared in the Jan/Feb 2020 edition of the magazine.

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