Roasted Maple Carnival Squash ~ v,gf,veg

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If you want to try something new other than making candied carrots or sweet potatoes for this coming Thanksgiving, try roasting carnival squash. With buttery, nutty, and delicious flavor, you can give a spark to the dinner table by serving this beautiful squash to your family (or guests). Look at easy steps in the video below on how to prepare this dish. 

Roasted carnival squash is a great side dish, appetizer, or vegetarian option on your dining table. You can serve it with sauteed spinach, green chards, cauliflower rice, or farro if you’d like. However you want to serve this dish, this roasted carnival squash is beautiful, delicate, and loaded with many health benefits.

The skin is super delicate, and YES! you can eat them too (and reap the benefits of vitamins and nutrition in it)

I had so much fun filling the “squash bowl” with my favorite greens. I added some green chard sauteed with garlic and oil, some cut up tomatoes, sprouts, and I topped it with pumpkin seed and walnut brittle. So I hope you’ll try this recipe and enjoy it!

Roasted Maple Carnival Squash

Nutty, Buttery roasted squash with maple syrup and herbs
Course Appetizer, entree, sidedish, vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword maplesyrup, pumpkin seeds, squash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author mixingbowlnyc
Cost $7


  • 1 carnival squash
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • Cut the top of the carnival squash and remove the seeds.
  • Drizzle olive oil, maple syrup on top and inside the squash.
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika, and rosemary.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until a knife goes through easily into the squash.

To assemble

  • Place sauteed green chard, cut up cherry tomatoes, and micro greens into the "squash bowl"
  • Sprinkle pumpkin seed and walnut brittle on top.
  • You can add salt and pepper to finish it and enjoy it!

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