Baked Delicata Rings

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, baked, delicata, delicata squash, fall, fall appetizer
Servings: 30 rings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Looking for a delicious fall appetizer recipe? These Baked Delicata Rings with Creamy Herb Dip are a unique snack that's ideal for this time of year!


  • 3 standard-sized delicata squash
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Creamy Herb Dip:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 medium garlic clove - finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Then, line two baking sheets with foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Wash your delicata squash and then cut in in half. Use a spoon or melon baller to scoop out the seeds. Then, slice each half into 1/2-inch-thick rings. Discard the end pieces.
  • Next, you'll need three dishes. In the first dish, place the flour. In the second dish, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk and dijon mustard. And in the third dish, whisk together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Begin by dipping a delicata squash ring into the flour. Shake off any excess flour. Then dip the ring into the mayonnaise mixture, again allow any excess to drip off. Finally, coat the ring with the bread crumb mixture and place it on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat this process with the remaining rings.
  • Bake the rings for about 15 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown. Remove the rings from the oven and turn each one over. Place them back in the oven and bake for 10-15 more minutes or until the rings are nicely browned and tender.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the creamy herb dip by whisking together mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Serve the baked delicata rings warm with the creamy herb dip.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 272mgPotassium: 196mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 735IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
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