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Roasted squash with feta is a healthy and delicious vegetable side dish for fall! The combination of roasted squash, salty feta, and a drizzle of maple syrup might just become your new favorite way to enjoy roasted squash.

roasted squash with feta on a baking sheet
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Squash, a versatile and nutritious vegetable, becomes something extraordinary when roasted. The natural sugars caramelize, giving it a delightful sweetness that contrasts beautifully with its earthy undertones. Feta cheese adds a creamy richness that balances the sweetness of the squash. Add fresh thyme, maple syrup, and lemon juice, and your vegetarian dish is perfect!

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Roasted pumpkin with feta is great for family meals and tastes delicious served as a side dish or with a salad.

Roasted pumpkin with feta is perfect for busy weekdays. You can serve this sheet pan dish as an elegant side dish or make it a family meal with some added protein (tofu), grains (quinoa, rice, or couscous), and a fresh salad. So grab your favorite squash, a block of feta cheese, and let’s get started!

oven roasted pumpkin with feta cheese on a baking tray

Ingredients

See recipe card for quantities.

  • Squash – It’s delicious with roasted butternut squash, red kuri squash, acorn squash, a squash mixture, or roasted pumpkin.
  • Feta – Crumbled and baked feta cheese brings a fabulous salty and cheesy dimension to the dish!
  • Thyme – Use fresh or dried thyme; pairs beautifully with the flavors. You can also use rosemary or a mix of herbs of your choice.
  • Maple syrup – Adds a light sweetness. Honey also works.
  • Olive oil – For roasting.
  • Salt, Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes – For seasoning. You can omit the chili flakes if you don’t like the heat kick. Feel free to mix in additional spices like ground paprika, nutmeg, ground coriander, or cumin.
  • Lemon – A squeeze of fresh lemon juice finishes off the dish perfectly. For a stronger lemon taste, add grated lemon zest.
Roasted Squash with Feta Ingredients

Visual Step-by-Step Instructions

This visual step-by-step instruction will help you along the way – definitely recommended if you’re a cooking beginner!

PREPARE THE SQUASH: Wash the squash thoroughly, scrape out the seeds with a spoon, and cut into bite-sized cubes. In a large bowl, mix the squash with olive oil, maple syrup, thyme, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Spread on a with parchment paper lined baking sheet (or in a baking dish). → If you prefer, cut the squash into wedges instead of cubes.

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BAKE: Roast in a preheated oven at 390°F for 15 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven, briefly turn the squash, scatter crumbled feta over the top, and bake for another 10 minutes until the feta cheese turns golden brown.

roasted squash with feta recipe step 3-4

SERVE: Drizzle with a splash of fresh lemon juice and garnish with fresh thyme before serving!

roasted butternut squash on a baking tray with melted feta cheese on top

Variations

Try these tweaks to give the dish your own spin!

  • Nuts – sprinkle the roasted squash with toasted walnuts, pistachios, or pecans.
  • Garlic – if you’re a garlic lover, add two crushed garlic cloves to roast along.
  • Spicy – red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper will add some heat.
  • Cranberry – sprinkle the dish with dried cranberries right before serving.
  • Fruity – garnish the finished dish with pomegranate seeds.
  • Onion – feel free to peel a red onion, slice it, and bake it with the squash.
  • Cheese – use crumbled goat cheese instead of feta cheese.
  • Protein – toss in tofu cubes for an extra protein boost.
  • Vegan – Sprinkle some vegan tofu feta over the squash before serving. I wouldn’t bake the vegan feta alternative, as it doesn’t have the same melting properties as regular feta.
  • Veggies – Try out this version for oven-roasted vegetables with feta for an extra load of veggies!

Storage Instructions

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for 2-3 days.

Reheat in a 390°F preheated oven for 15 minutes, or enjoy cold as a salad topping.

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Roasted Squash with Feta

Roasted squash with feta is a healthy and delicious vegetable side dish for fall! The combination of roasted squash, salty feta, and a drizzle of maple syrup might just become your new favorite way to enjoy roasted squash.
Author : Aline Cueni
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Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :25 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Servings : 4
Calories : 140kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lb (900 g) squash butternut, red kuri, or acorn squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves or ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ – ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • a pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • cup (100 g) crumbled feta
  • a splash lemon juice optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
  • Wash the squash thoroughly, scrape out the seeds with a spoon, and cut into bite-sized cubes.
  • In a large bowl, mix the squash with olive oil, maple syrup, thyme, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Spread on a with parchment paper lined baking sheet (or in a baking dish)
  • Roast in a preheated oven at 390°F for 15 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven, briefly turn the squash, scatter crumbled feta over the top, and bake for another 10 minutes until the feta cheese turns golden brown.
  • Drizzle with a splash of fresh lemon juice and garnish with fresh thyme before serving!

Notes

Baking Sheet: If you’re using a non-stick baking sheet, there’s no need to use parchment paper.
Storage: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for 2-3 days. Reheat in a 390°F preheated oven for 15 minutes, or enjoy cold as a salad topping.
Extra Cheesy: For those who love it extra cheesy, use more feta cheese.
Spices: Season the vegetables to taste with additional spices such as ground paprika, cumin, or chili flakes.

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Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2852IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg

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