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7 Amazing Ways to Enjoy Delicata Squash

January 27, 2024
Courtesy of The Mediterranean Dish

When it comes to winter squashes, butternut, spaghetti, and acorn get all the love – but we’re here to put in a word for delicata squash. These festive, scalloped-edged beauties are sweet, creamy, and so easy to cook; because their skins are relatively thin, you don’t need to peel them. Just halve, scoop out the seeds, slice, and you’re good to go. Plus, they’re a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin A.

Though it’s delicious simply roasted with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, we wanted to show you all the different ways you can enjoy delicata squash. Here are 7 recipes that show off its delicious versatility.

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  1. Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin

Squash and sausage gratin

Courtesy of Kalyn’s Kitchen

Here’s a hearty, comforting dish that balances the sweetness of delicata squash with the rich savory flavor of sausage. With just a few simple ingredients, this one would be perfect to prep on a Sunday and enjoy into the busy week.

Try this recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen.

  1. Roasted Stuffed Delicata Squash

Roasted stuffed delicate squash

Courtesy of The Mediterranean Dish

Take a trip to the Mediterranean with this dish, which is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Stuff roasted squash with a mixture of hearty farro, vegetables, sweet dried fruit, and crunchy nuts, and you’ve got a super-satisfying side or vegetarian main dish.. 

Try this recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.

  1. Chicken and Delicata Squash Curry

Chicken and delicate squash curry

Courtesy of Our Balanced Bowl

The aromatic spices in the flavorful curry go perfectly with the sweetness of delicata squash. Chicken and chickpeas add protein, while bell peppers give it a pop. It’s a perfect cozy meal for a chilly evening.

Try this recipe from Our Balanced Bowl.

  1. Delicata Squash Brownies

Delicata squash brownies

Courtesy of My Bizzy Kitchen

Brownies, anyone? OK, so you do have to peel the squash for this one, but it’s totally worth it. Take advantage of delicata’s sweetness and creaminess to add to the luscious flavor of these chocolatey treats.

Try this recipe from My Bizzy Kitchen.

  1. Squash, Pecan, and Tart Cherry Flatbread

Delicata squash flatbread

Courtesy of Running to the Kitchen

We love food you can eat with your hands, like this colorful flatbread. The combo of delicata, crunchy pecans, tart dried cherries, and creamy ricotta make for a special appetizer or tasty light meal. 

Try this recipe from Running to the Kitchen.

  1. Delicata Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

Delicata squash and sweet potato soup

Courtesy of Plant Based on a Budget

Winter squash and soup are a perfect match; here, delicata meets sweet potatoes, along with pear, vegetable broth and a few pantry spices. It’s a comforting, nutritious bowl you’ll love.

Try this recipe from Plant Based on a Budget.

  1. Caramelized Squash Crisps

Caramelized Delicata Squash Crisps

Courtesy of Pups with Chopsticks

Craving a crispy snack? With just a few simple steps, you can have a plate full of irresistible delicata squash crisps that really show off its sweet, caramelly flavor. Try different spice mixes, too – we think a little maple syrup and cinnamon would be spectacular. 

Try this recipe from Pups with Chopsticks

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