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Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe For Thanksgiving: Maple & Spice Roasted Farm Squashes

Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe for Thanksgiving: Maple & Spice Roasted Farm Squashes

The FarmMade community strives to help farmers stay farmers and preserve farm craft and traditions. We invite you to join us!

One of our favorite ways to support farmers is to inspire others to source farmer-grown and ranch-raised ingredients to bake, make, and create delicious dishes in your family’s kitchen. This is why we’ve teamed up with Carolyn of Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen.

May Carolyn’s seasonal recipes be a source of inspiration for eating local and sourcing provisions from the farm.

Recipe from Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen

Hope you try this simple but delicious recipe for the holidays! Colorful mixed farm squash is roasted skin-on with a savory Moroccan-style spice blend and local maple syrup, resulting in beautifully glazed wedges.


Yield: 5-6 servings
3-4 lb. (about 2 medium) mixed winter squash (such as acorn, buttercup, kabocha, red kuri, blue hubbard, or sugar pumpkin)
¼ c. vegetable oil
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. kosher salt, or more to taste
½ tsp. sweet paprika
¼ tsp. smoked paprika*
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper*
*In place of the smoked paprika and cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp. chipotle powder can be used.
½-2/3 c. pure maple syrup

Preheat the oven to 400 and lightly oil a baking sheet. Cut the squash in half, remove the seeds, and cut into 2” thick wedges (skin remains on). In a large bowl combine the ¼ cup vegetable oil with all the seasonings and toss the squash pieces with the mixture to thoroughly coat the flesh.

Carolyns Farm Kitchen Spiced Winter Squash

Carolyns Farm Kitchen Spiced Winter Squash baking sheet

Arrange the squash in a single layer cut-side down on the baking sheet and roast for approx. 20 minutes or until beginning to get tender, turning the pieces once or twice during cooking. Remove from the oven, drizzle over the maple syrup and continue roasting for another 10- 15 minutes until completely tender and glazed.

Carolyns Farm Kitchen Spiced Winter Squash


Carolyns Farm Kitchen Spiced Winter Squash

Recipe Tips: Use a nice variety of colorful squash for best presentation. To help keep it stress-free for the holiday, the squash can be cut up to 3 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Squash can also be roasted with the spices up to one day ahead, cooled & refrigerated. Then just before serving, finish the squash with the maple syrup and roast as directed until nicely glazed.

More Recipes from Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen

FarmMade features one seasonal recipe from Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen every month. Discover Carolyn’s handmade products in her online shop and find more even more recipes from her kitchen weekly on Facebook.

Previous Recipes Shared on FarmMade’s Blog

Farmhouse Kitchen Recipe: Apple, Red Onion, & Cheddar Tart (courtesy of Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen)

Need Inspiration for Thanksgiving Desserts?

You’ll find deliciously tasty and delightfully simply pie, galette and tart recipes in our early autumn Pie-Way post. And, don’t forget the Woven Lattice Peach Pie shared in summer and the Cruze Farm Buttermilk Pound Cake. Enjoy bringing a little farmhouse kitchen tradition in your family’s home as memories are made!

What farm ingredient-infused dish do you most look forward to making for Thanksgiving?

Please share with the FarmMade community in the comments. We love hearing from you!

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