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Parmesan Crusted Delicata Squash Rings

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Delicata squash rings roasted and crusted with parmesan cheese make for a delicious appetizer or side dish! Perfect dipped in marinara sauce, you'll love how easy they are to make. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 medium delicata squash
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese + more if needed
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasonings
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • your favorite marinara sauce for dipping


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (see below for air fryer directions). In a small bowl whisk an egg. 
  • In another small bowl, combine the parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper and red pepper flakes if adding.
  • Wash and dry the delicata squash. Use a knife to cut 1/2-inch rings. Use a spoon to scoop the string insides and seeds out. Discard.
  • Dip each ring into the egg and then into the cheese mixture. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining delicata rings.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes until the cheese on the rings appears melted and crispy. Then broil (careful not to burn) for an additional two minutes to get crispy. 
  • Remove from oven, let cool, dip in marinara sauce and enjoy! 


To make this recipe in the air fryer, set your air fryer to 400 degrees, add one layer of squash rings to the basket and air fry for 5 to 6 minutes maximum. Repeat with remaining rings and enjoy! 
Keyword delicata squash