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Simply sautéeing squash rings makes for a fast and easy side dish that looks beautifully impressive. These delicata squash rings look like a plate of autumn flowers and are pretty enough to be the centerpiece. They are sautéed them with just salt, pepper, garlic, and sage, but if you want a bit of spicy flavor, add some paprika or curry powder. It is highly recommended that you add a topping of breadcrumbs and vegan Parmesan mixed with a little oil. With the topping, they look like onion rings, but much prettier. These are crispy outside, soft and sweet inside and they definitely deserve a spot on your dinner table.

Sauteed Delicata Squash Rings [Vegan]

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Ingredients You Need for Sauteed Delicata Squash Rings [Vegan]

For the Squash:
  • 2 delicata squash
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

For the Optional Garnish:

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbs. vegan grated Parmesan or nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

How to Prepare Sauteed Delicata Squash Rings [Vegan]

  1. Slice off one end of the squash and using a long spoon or melonballer, dig out all the seeds and stringy parts. Cut the squash cross-wise into 1/2 inch rounds. They will look like flowers.
  2. Season the squash rings with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sage. Heat a large skillet with the oil over medium-high heat. Add the squash rings and cook about 4 minutes or until they are golden and crisp. Turn them over to cook on the other side for about 4 more minutes or until they are fork-tender.
  3. Transfer the rings to a paper-towel lined plate. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to cook the squash in batches. Arrange the rings on a platter and garnish with parsley. Serve while hot.
  4. If you want to use the optional garnish: mix the breadcrumbs, grated parm (or nutritional yeast) and oil in a small bowl. Toast the mixture in a small skillet over medium heat until just golden. Move the crumbs around a lot and don’t let them burn. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle over the cooked squash rings before adding the parsley. Serve while hot.
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Nutritional Information

Total (with garnish) Calories: 752 | Total Carbs: 53 g | Total Fat: 63 g | Total Protein: 9 g | Total Sodium: 193 mg | Total Sugar: 10 g

Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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