Roasted Delicata Squash

This is a simple post for a simple squash recipe. Let me cut right to the chase.

I picked up this Delicata squash beauty at Shaw’s recently:

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Delicata squash is a long oblong-shaped squash with a cream colored, orange or green striped outer skin and a golden fine-textured inner flesh. It’s not too difficult to cut open (like pumpkin or butternut squash) and because the skin is relatively thin, you can eat it, so no peeling!

I cut my ‘lil delicata in half and then into slices about 1/2” thick.

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Then I drizzled on some olive oil, and heavily seasoned the slices with chipotle powder, chili powder, and brown sugar. I popped the slices in the oven at 450 degrees until they started to brown, flipped them and browned the other side.

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I love the sweet and spicy combo. The squash almost tasted meaty to me. Funk and I devoured the entire squash for dinner between the two of us, skin and all. Looking back I should have roasted the seeds to really make use of the whole thing. Next time I will, since I know I’ll be picking up one of these delicious delicatas again.

4 Comments

  1. Posted November 3, 2010 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Yum! Looks fantastic. I have never tried this squash before, but I’ve seen it in the store. In fact, I feel like I’ve seen many unique squashes in the stores this year. I haven’t tried any of them, but I should! I may turn into a squash if I’ not careful 🙁

  2. Janel
    Posted November 3, 2010 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    You cant go wrong with any of these hearty winter squash! So good!

  3. Posted November 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I had never tried delicata until this past weekend. They’re everywhere now and I’m trying to find more local fall veggies, so I picked up one of these and stuffed it with a 3-grain blend of rice, barley, and spelt from TJs with some carrots, mushrooms, celery, apple, and dried cranberries. It was the best squash dish EVER. I’m so excited to keep cooking this one and will definitely give your sweet/spicy roasted version a try! YUM!

  4. Janel
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Andrea your stuffed squash sounds AMAZING!!!!! I love the sweet + savory.

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