This roasted red kuri squash is a simple and delicious fall side dish. It’s paleo, whole30, AIP and vegan.

roasted red kuri squash slices on plate

What is Red Kuri Squash?

Red Kuri Squash is a delicious winter squash that is unknown to many people! It is a beautiful red squash with uniquely thin skin that is completely AIP compliant, paleo, and Whole30. If you haven’t tried a red kuri squash yet… this is your chance to get in on the red kuri squash train!

This roasted red kuri squash is a ridiculously easy and delicious way to enjoy this vegetable! It is made with nourishing, flavorful ingredients and roasted in the oven. This is a perfect side dish for a busy fall weeknight dinner, and is AIP, Paleo, Whole30 and vegan.

The Ingredients for Roasted Red Kuri Squash

  • Red Kuri Squash: The star of the dish!
  • Avocado Oil: You can also use other oils such as olive oil, if you prefer.
  • Salt
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Shallot
  • Fresh Thyme

How to Make Roasted Red Kuri Squash

  • Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare Red Kuri Squash: Slice the two halves of the red kuri squash into wedges about 1/2″ thick.
  • Roast: Add the squash to the baking sheet and top with avocado oil, salt, pepper, garlic, shallots, and thyme. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  • Serve: Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving as a side dish.

roasted red kuri squash on pan

Where do you buy Red Kuri Squash? What does it look like?

It depends on where you live, but I’ve spotted red kuri squash at several grocery stores in my area! It’s a seasonal item, so you’ll have the most luck in the fall. It looks very similar to a little pumpkin with more of a winter squash shape, so don’t pass it by thinking it’s a pumpkin.

What does Red Kuri squash taste like?

It’s delicious! It’s sweet like sweet potato and a similar texture to something like butternut squash.

Can you eat the skin?

You can! It’s tender and edible when baked.

Can you make this recipe ahead of time? How do you store it?

Yup! Store it in glass for 2-3 days.

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Roasted Red Kuri Squash


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This roasted red kuri squash is a simple and delicious fall side dish. It’s paleo, whole30, AIP and vegan.


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Ingredients

  • 1 medium red kuri squash, halved and seeds removed
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 4 springs of fresh thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the two halves of the red kuri squash into wedges about 1/2″ thick.
  3. Add the squash to the baking sheet and top with avocado oil, salt, pepper, garlic, shallots, and thyme.
  4. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving as a side dish.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 106
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 0.6g