Roasted Delicata Squash with Maple & Bacon is gonna make your taste buds so happy. This tasty squash is roasted with maple syrup, bacon, and chili powder for a perfect sweet and salty balance.
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the bacon to the sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. Remove from the oven and set the bacon aside of a cutting board. Increase the temperature of the oven to 400F.
Pour the bacon fat into a small glass jar and reserve. Once the bacon is cool, chop it into pieces.
Cut the ends off the squash then cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Slice the squash into semicircles about 1/4" wide.
Place the squash semicircles onto the same tray you cooked the bacon on. Add a tablespoon of bacon fat, the maple syrup, chili powder, and salt. Toss everything well with your hands until it's completely coated and spread the squash into a single layer.
Roast the squash for 25-30 minutes until it's tender inside and golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chopped bacon and the optional pomegranate arils and serve.
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